The Illinois Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative (ISQIC) is a recently initiated collaborative partnership of nearly 50 Illinois hospitals,
the Illinois and Metropolitan Chicago Chapters of the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons
National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP), the Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center (SOQIC),
and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois.
Deadline to submit ISQIC Contracts is Friday, May 30, 2014
Dr. Karl Bilimoria will be presenting the ISQIC Surgeon Champion Mentorship Program
during the March 20th, 2014 ACS NSQIP Surgeon Champion Call
ACS NSQIP Annual Conference: New York Hilton Midtown. For conference information
ISQIC Surgeon Mentor In-Person Training: July 27th 2014 from 12:00-1:30pm - New York Hilton, Midtown
ISQIC Semiannual Meeting: July 28th 2014 from 12:00-1:30pm - New York Hilton, Midtown
Our mission is to work together to improve the quality of surgical care in Illinois. Hospitals will be provided with detailed
data regarding their performance compared to other Illinois hospitals, along with the tools to enact meaningful improvements
when they identify problem areas. Mentors, formal quality and process improvement training, and process improvement
consultants will be available to the hospitals as they work to implement solutions. Lessons learned at one hospital
will be shared with all participating hospitals, so we can all learn from each other with a common goal of making care
better and safer for the surgical patient in Illinois.