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
ISQIC Virtual Conference
Friday, July 10, 2020

Join us for a virtual discussion including:

  • A message from Dr. David Hoyt about the ACS Response to COVID-19

  • Shared experiences from nursing and surgeon perspectives

  • Roundtable discussion with COVID-19 response leaders throughout the state


We will have updates on our Continuous Quality Initiatives

  • Prehabilitation Optimization

  • Surgical Site Infection Reduction

  • Post-Discharge VTE Prophylaxis

  • Opioid Reduction


There will be information provided about new and upcoming quality programs available.



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

Latest Announcements

ISQIC Post-Discharge VTE Chemoprophylaxis

Now on isqicdata.org


Prehabilitation Optimization Toolkits

Now Available

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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.