06.24.20

Gardner Applauds More Than $900,000 to Expand Telehealth in Colorado

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, applauded the announcement today that facilities in Colorado were awarded $912,355 in grants from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to expand the FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program, which was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

“Americans everywhere have turned to telehealth services to access healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic without having to leave home,” said Senator Gardner. “This funding to expand our state’s telehealth capability is welcome news, and I’ll continue working with my colleagues to expand access to telehealth services in every corner of Colorado.”

This funding comes in addition to the $1.2 million and the $638,842 awarded to Colorado by the FCC earlier this month, the $343,222 delivered to Colorado by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support telehealth providers in May, and the more than $850,000delivered to Colorado by the FCC to provide telehealth services in April.

You can read more about Senator Gardner’s actions to protect Coloradans from COVID-19 here.

According to the FCC, the following facilities in Colorado were awarded funding:

  • Clinica Family Health, in Lafayette, Colorado, was awarded $182,347 for a remote access platform, a telehealth platform, network upgrades, and videoconferencing software that would support the full scope of primary medical care capabilities by using telehealth and remote care so as to maintain access to medical treatments while also mitigating the spread of COVID-19.
  • Sisters of Charity Leavenworth Health System, in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, was awarded $730,008 for smartphones, tablets, videoconferencing equipment, and various monitoring and telehealth platforms and applications with which providers can remotely assess COVID-19 patients, conduct remote monitoring for high-risk patients by using specially configured technology kits, offer patients access to medical care and opinions from providers anywhere, and educate people and answer questions about COVID-19.

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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.