Florida Surgical Care Initiative                

Developed through a partnership of the Florida Hospital Association and the American College of Surgeons, the Florida Surgical Care Initiative is designed to help Florida's hospitals improve surgical care through the use of risk adjusted clinical data. Currently, FSCI is the largest statewide surgical care collaborative in the country, and a model for quality measures that could be implemented nationally by CMS. After an initial two-year pilot program, the initiative has been extended for at least three more years through 2016.

In 2012, the initiative's scope expanded through participation in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality Surgical Unit-based Safety Program (SUSP), which will focus on improving the surgical setting safety culture, and prevention of surgical site infections.