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The Illinois Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative (ISQIC) is a partnership of Illinois hospitals, the Illinois and Metropolitan Chicago Chapters of the American College of Surgeons, and the Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center (SOQIC). ISQIC was initiated on September 1, 2014, and to date, there are 55 member hospitals performing 80% of complex surgery. Our mission is to work together to improve the quality of surgical care in Illinois.

Participating hospitals are given detailed data regarding their performance compared to other Illinois hospitals, along with the tools to enact meaningful improvements when they identify problem areas. By combining empirical data about hospital performance and the 20 novel ISQIC initiatives to spur quality improvement, hospitals have successfully used data to improve adherence to best practices, decrease complication rates dramatically, and demonstrate cost savings.

Message from the Director


Karl Y. Bilimoria, MD MS

"ISQIC has been a powerful impetus to bring Illinois hospitals together in a collaborative, enjoyable manner to improve surgical quality, resulting in a 30% improvement in outcomes statewide.”

Working Together to Achieve Rapid and Sustained Improvement for Surgical Patients in Illinois

Upcoming Events

3rd Annual Illinois Surgical Conference (ISC)
Saturday, April 23, 2022
Union League Club

ISQIC Semiannual Conference Friday, September 17, 2021
2nd Annual Illinois Surgical Conference (ISC)
Saturday, April 24, 2021

ISQIC 6th Annual Conference
Friday, January 29, 2021


Previous Events
8th Annual ISQIC Conference
Friday, February 11, 2022

Latest Announcements

ISQIC Post-Discharge VTE Chemoprophylaxis

Now on


Prehabilitation Optimization Toolkits

Now Available

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