I just read the news that Sen. Frank Lautenberg, New Jersey's junior senator, will not seek re-election. What an amazing career he has had – and will continue to have as he serves out this final term. I was just in Washington, D.C., yesterday with a number of NJHA members, meeting with members of Congress and their staffs to discuss the important policy issues for New Jersey patients, hospitals and other healthcare providers. Sen. Lautenberg has always been a tireless advocate for the Garden State and a great supporter of hospitals and healthcare providers in New Jersey. I wish him the best and thank him for his public service.