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

Upcoming Events
National Summit on Acute Pain Management: How Clinicians are Addressing the Opioid Crisis

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Washington, D.C.

ISQIC is excited to announce the “National Summit on Acute Pain Management: How Clinicians are Addressing the Opioid Crisis.” Join us on October 24, 2019 in Washington, D.C. for a day-long summit where we will bring clinicians, policy leaders, and funding organizations together to start a dialogue on how surgeons can leverage surgical collaboratives to initiate and sustain meaningful change in opioid prescribing, and how policymakers and funding agencies can support these efforts.

Learn more about the Summit here.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Various Northwestern Medicine Hospital locations

Learn more about the event here.


ISQIC 6th Annual Meeting

Friday, January 24, 2020

NIU Naperville Conference Center

Learn more about the meeting here.

Second Annual Illinois Surgical Conference (ISC) 

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. More details to come.

Latest Announcements

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


ERAS Toolkit

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.