What commitment are you asking from us currently as part of participation in the ILCC?

To participate in ILCC, your hospital must be committed to participating in, and contributing, to collaborative-wide quality improvement projects to improve cancer care. Our current project offering is Implementation of the Commission on Cancer Synoptic Operative Reporting Standards for Cancer Surgery. If you are interested in participating in this project please let us know.

If your hospital has already implemented synoptic operative reporting or are not planning to switch to the synoptic format, stay in touch - we are planning to initiate our next quality improvement project in 2022.

What are the benefits of participation in the ILCC for CoC-accredited hospitals?

CoC-accredited hospitals will receive augmented NCDB data, state-specific reports benchmarked to other hospitals participating in ILCC, additional oncology-focused quality and process improvement training, and assistance with meeting CoC accreditation standards. Our current project satisfies the requirements for Standards 5.3-5.6, among others.

My hospital is not CoC-accredited. Is there still a benefit to participating in the ILCC?

Absolutely. All ILCC member hospitals are invited to participate in our projects and have access to our project-specific resources, as well as to participate in our oncology-focused quality and process improvement trainings.

How do I participate in the ILCC?

There are a few ways to get involved if you would like to participate in the ILCC:

  1. Email info@ilcancer.org directly to get in touch with the ILCC Coordinating Team.
  2. Click the Get Involved tab at the top of this page and follow the instructions.

The ILCC Coordinating Team will provide you with additional information about how to identify your institution’s ILCC Leadership, as well as next steps for becoming involved.

Why might ILCC participation be useful to my institution?

The ILCC is a statewide collaborative to support improving the quality of cancer care across the state. The collaborative’s strength comes from the partnerships with cancer centers across Illinois whose expertise and knowledge drive its initiatives. The ILCC Coordinating Team offers support to ILCC member institutions by developing and coordinating statewide cancer projects to improve the quality of cancer care in Illinois.

What if my question isn’t addressed here?

If you have additional questions, please send them to info@ilcancer.org and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.