Gardner Named “Champion for Children’s Health”

Washington, D.C. – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) received the “Champion for Children’s Health” award this week from the Children’s Hospital Association for his work in Congress to improve patient-centered care for children with complex medical conditions.

Senator Gardner accepts Champions for Children's Health Award


“It’s critical that children in Colorado and around the nation have access to quality health care,” said Senator Gardner. “I’m honored to be recognized by the Children’s Hospital Association for my work to make sure any child with complex medical conditions can receive coordinated care that is tailored to their unique medical needs. Whether it’s across state lines or just down the street, every child should be able to receive the medical care that is right for them.” 

The Children’s Hospital Association praised Senator Gardner for his work on S. 317, the ACE Kids Act, which makes patient-centered, pediatric-focused care available to more children with pre-existing complex medical conditions.

Senator Gardner has supported the ACE Kids Act while serving in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, where he helped send the bill to President Trump’s desk. The ACE Kids Act was signed into law by the president on April 18th, 2019.  


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.