Recently, my colleagues and I were privileged to meet and speak with Massachusetts Senator Richard Moore, D-Uxbridge. During our conversation with the Senator, his vast knowledge and commitment to quality healthcare became very evident. I was captivated by Senator Moore’s passion and interest in safe, quality healthcare in Massachusetts. Senator Moore has recently given testimony before the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Health in support of S. 1244, An Act to Promote the Nursing Profession and Promote Safe Patient Care. Senator Moore testified in support of his bill to promote the nursing profession and safe patient care. S. 1244, An Act to Promote the Nursing Profession and Promote Safe Patient Care, would strengthen the supply of nurses and nurse faculty through incentives for students and matching grants for hospitals. It will also require public accountability for developing and reporting staffing patterns for patient care. The bill will also provide a means to evaluate and report measures to improve the quality of patient care and ensure transparency in hospital nurse staffing.