Surgical Collaborative of Wisconsin

A surgeon-led practice change community. We aim to optimize quality, reduce costs, and promote the delivery of care that is safe, effective, equitable, and patient-centered.


Opioid Prescribing Reports Available

We are excited to announce that post-operative opioid prescribing reports for calendar years 2018 and 2020 have been loaded in the learning management system (LMS) for the following procedures: laparoscopic cholecystectomy, breast procedures, appendectomy, and inguinal hernia repair! If you have not accessed the SCW LMS, please CLICK HERE to sign up for a new account.


Opioid CME Module Course Now Available!

 SCW members who have an account on our LMS will be able to take our new course, A Surgical Prescriber’s Guide for Acute Pain Management and Opioid Stewardship, to receive credits. The grant for this course came from the Hendricks Family Foundation. Make sure to create your LMS account here to access this course!

COVID-19 Resources for Surgeons

Clinical Education  Resources

Educational documents, videos, podcasts and more related to patient care during COVID-19. Topics include critical care, patient care, staffing strategies and more.

Mental Health and Wellness Resources

Resources to help you care for yourself and colleagues during this crisis. Join the SCW private Facebook group to join a community of healthcare professionals.

Policy and Administrative Resources

Compiled list of COVID-19 resources related to appropriate use of PPE, physician reimbursement, caring for COVID-19 patients and more. 

What we offer

Infastructure for collaborative learning focused on member-defined quality improvement initiatives.

Data platform for providing confidential, benchmarked performance reports to surgeons and hospitals, using existing data.

Mechanism for delivering updated evidence-based guidelines and best practices for surgical care.

Our Mission

Participating Hospitals

The Surgical Collaborative of Wisconsin (SCW) is a collaborative practice change community that aims to optimize quality and reduce costs by improving surgical care and fostering provider professional development across practice settings.

To achieve this mission, SCW will:

  • Establish a collaborative, non-competitive environment in which surgeons, related health care providers, and hospital administrators around the state can gather to promote the delivery of surgical care that is safe, effective, equitable, and patient-centered
  • Develop a platform for comparative benchmarking of member-defined performance measures
  • Disseminate evidence-based guidelines and facilitate tailoring of site-specific implementation strategies
  • Provide a forum for individualized feedback and continued surgeon performance improvement