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, the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP), 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.

Upcoming Events
Please note that all conferences have been postponed until further notice.

Second Annual Illinois Surgical Conference (ISC)

Union League Club, Chicago, IL

ISQIC has again partnered with the Chicago Surgical Society, the Metro Chicago and Illinois Chapters of the American College of Surgeons, and the Illinois Surgical Society to provide an exciting combined meeting.

Keynote Address by Deborah Kuhls, MD

UNLV School of Medicine

"Lessons Learned: One October Las Vegas Mass Shooting"

More details can be found in the flyer linked below.


Safe Pain Control and Regional Anesthesia for the Practicing, General Surgeon
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
The American College of Surgeons and ISQIC Faculty will be offering a skills workshop on Safe Pain Control and Regional Anesthesia for the Practicing, General Surgeon on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

Learn more by clicking the flyer below.

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

Latest Announcements

NEW ISQIC May Meeting

Friday, May 22, 2020

ISQIC Fall 2019 Newsletter

Now available here.

ISQIC Fall 2018 Benchmarking Reports   

Now available on isqicdata.org

ISQIC Post-Discharge VTE Chemoprophylaxis

Now on isqicdata.org


Prehabilitation Optimization Toolkits

More Information to come

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NOTICE: Data and reports/charts are STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL. Use of these data and reports is restricted solely to each participating medical center FOR INTERNAL QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PURPOSES ONLY.