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This article from Healthcare Quarterly reviews the Saskatchewan’s Health Quality Council (HQC) Accelerating Excellence initiative. The initiative, launched in 2008, was designed to help the HQC refresh and renew its approach to healthcare delivery. While the process is still underway, the Accelerating Excellence program has shifted the focus of the HQC from the mechanics of care delivery to the needs and comfort of the patient. The initiative is trying to erase long waiting times, reduce doctor form-completion error, implement strong leadership, set measurable goals, and more. The HQC example serves as a learning template for other provinces wishing to revamp their approach to quality healthcare delivery.