05-05-20 U.S Senator Gardner: Colorado to Receive $288 Million for Hospitals to Respond to COVID-19 and Address Revenue Losses

U.S Senator Gardner: Colorado to Receive $288 Million for Hospitals to Respond to COVID-19 and Address Revenue Losses

Rural healthcare providers in Colorado will receive $188 million

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that Colorado will receive a combined total of $288,136,710 in support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), and Community Health Centers located in rural areas and high-impact hospitals that have provided inpatient care for 100 or more COVID-19 patients prior to April 10, 2020.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented strains on our healthcare facilities nationwide, both in urban and rural areas,” said Senator Gardner. “Healthcare providers are on the frontlines of COVID-19, through both the direct care they are providing to patients as well as through the revenue losses caused by the need to cancel elective procedures. I’m pleased to see this funding from HHS that will help ensure our healthcare providers are able to keep providing critical health services to their communities.”

This funding is provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stimulus (CARES) Act, which was signed into law on March 27, 2020. You can read more about Senator Gardner’s actions to protect Coloradans from COVID-19 here.

The grants include awards of:

  • $188,591,539 for Critical Access Hospitals, Rural Health Clinics, and Community Health Centers
  • $99,545,171 for hospitals that have provided inpatient care for 100 or more COVID-19 patients

Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.