Rep. Cory Gardner Visits Salud Family Health Centers

U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) visited Salud Family Health Centers on Thursday, November 10, during Delivery Week.  Health center staff took the Congressman on a tour of their new Fort Morgan facility and talked about the role of Community Health Centers in meeting the needs of Colorado’s Medicaid clients, the value given for the Medicaid dollars, and why the health center Prospective Payment System under Medicaid is important.

Rep. Gardner in the patient waiting area, with Elias Hernandez, M.D., Salud-Fort Morgan Center Director describing Salud’s health care services as Virgilio Licona, M.D., Salud Associate Medical Director, looks on

In addition to meeting with the Congressman, Salud staff was also able to hand him petitions with 1,686 signatures, demonstrating strong community and patient support for their health center.

Rep. Gardner and his district representative, Dr. Alan Foutz, look at Salud's petitions

Additionally, Rep. Gardner visited High Plains Community Health Center in Lamar, Colorado, just last month, and the Congressman will also be receiving 637 petition signatures from Sunrise Community Health.  Way to go Colorado advocates for making your voices heard!

Health centers must continue to collect petition signatures and letters beyond this week – click here to access petition and letter templates Has your health center delivered petitions or letters to your U.S. Representative? Please let us know! Write a comment on this blog post, or email

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