WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Maryland, broke her ankle in three places Sunday night when she fell down some steps as she left her church in Baltimore.
Mikulski is awaiting surgery Monday at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore.
"I am receiving excellent care for my broken ankle," the four-term senator said in a statement. "This is the kind of care I want for all my constituents."
The Maryland senator is a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, which voted last week to approve a plan to overhaul the nation's health care system.
Mikulski spokeswoman Rachel MacKnight said the senator is working from her BlackBerry as she awaits treatment and her doctors will advise her on when she can return to the Senate floor.