Illinois Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative
Working Together to Achieve Rapid and Sustained Improvement for Surgical Patients
2015 January Kick-Off Conference
The Illinois Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative (ISQIC) is a recently initiated collaborative partnership which includes:
  • 54 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)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Video of Dr. Bilimoria’s Introduction to ISQIC

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.


ISQIC Video Coaching Project: Laparoscopic Colectomy

We are accepting applications for the 2016 Video Coaching Project through April 10th. Space is limited so apply today at

Pilot Grants

ISQIC Pilot Grants are now available for all hospitals to apply on a rolling basis. Applications can be found on the ISQIC documents tab.

ISQIC Toolkits

Coming soon:
  • Perioperative Glycemic Control (Spring 2016)
  • Surgical Site Infection (Fall 2016)


May 19, 2016 - ISQIC Excel Class

Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
301 E. North Water Street

May 19, 2016 - ISQIC SCR Dinner

McCormick and Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant
41 E. Chestnut St. Chicago

May 20, 2016 – ISQIC Semi-Annual Meeting

Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
301 E. North Water Street
Sheraton Ballroom-Second Floor
Check-in: 8:00am-8:30am
Conference: 8:30am-3:20pm
Networking Reception: 3:30pm-4:30pm
*Agenda can be found on the ISQIC documents tab.

July 16-19, 2016 - ACS NSQIP National Conference

Hilton San Diego Bayfront

January 20, 2017 - ISQIC Meeting

NIU Conference Center - Naperville

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