Transforming Surgical Outcomes Together

Effective Partners

MSQC is a collaborative of Michigan Hospitals dedicated to overall surgical quality improvement, including better patient care and lower costs. We are multidisciplinary and inclusive as we work together to transform surgical quality and deliver care that is cost effective.

Founded in 2005 under the sponsorship of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network (BCBSM / BCN), today we provide our 66 member hospitals with practical approaches to better patient outcomes and lower costs.

News and Events

Save The Date, Calling All Presenters!

The 2014 MSQC Annual Conference will be on April 24-25 at the Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids, MI.

The Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative invites you to become a presenter at the 2014 Annual Conference. We are offering the exciting opportunity to lead a break-out session or present in a poster session and we encourage all those interested in showcasing the quality improvements efforts of their facility to submit an application.

Find out more here >>

New Research Using MSQC Data

Two new research articles using MSQC data have been recently published:

Stephen Serio, John M. Clements, Dawn Grauf, Aziz M. Merchant
ISRN Surgery, vol. 2013, Article ID 963930, 9 pages, 2013

Synergistic effect of age and body mass index on mortality and morbidity in general surgery
Federico J. Yanquez, John M. Clements, Dawn Grauf, Aziz M. Merchant
Journal of Surgical Research, 184(1):89-100, 2013

Dr. Serio and Dr. Yanquez both presented their projects at the MSQC Annual Conference in Traverse City in 2013. The slides from these and other annual conference presentations can be found on our member website.

Further research articles using MSQC data can be found on our publications page.

2014 MSQC Annual Conference

Proven Results

Our evidence-based approach to best practices—and the proven savings that come with them—have already put MSQC on the road to a rare “triple win” for the region:


Patients: Better outcomes and well-being.


Surgeons: More professional satisfaction and autonomy.

Hospitals & Payers

Hospitals & Payers: More efficiencies and greater savings.

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