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.
Working Together to Achieve Rapid and Sustained Improvement for Surgical Patients in Illinois
ISQIC 6th Annual Meeting
Friday, January 24, 2020
NIU Naperville Conference Center
Keynote Address by Thomas Varghese, MD
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.
Saturday, April 25. 2020
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
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More details can be found in the flyer linked below.