The Connecticut Surgical Quality Collaborative (CtSQC) is a statewide not for profit initiative where all 28 of the 28 Adult acute care hospitals and 2 Pediatric hospitals that offer surgery participate in a data sharing framework to improve patient outcomes.
The CtSCQ formed in 2008 with four hospitals, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Yale New Haven Hospital, Middlesex Hospital and Danbury Hospital. In 2011, CtSQC was recognized by the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) as an entity. In 2013, the Collaborative had grown to 24 participating hospitals and has partnered with the Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA) and the Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (CTACS).
Meetings are held quarterly at different hospital locations or at the Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA) with an interdisciplinary group of stakeholders, including surgeons, nurses, infection preventionists, anesthesia, quality and CHA. Each meeting features presentations on surgical topics which are addressed to improve patient outcomes.