Every Patient Rehabilitates in a Private Room

Our new hospital features quiet, secure and comfortable patient rooms, each with a pull-out couch, 42-inch TV and spacious bathroom.

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Become a Part of the Mary Free Bed Family

We're always looking for talented, passionate professionals to join our team.

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Mary Free Bed at Sparrow

Mary Free Bed rehabilitation is now available at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. Thirty private rooms opened in June, with 10 more on the way.

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Where Kids Can Be Kids

Mary Free Bed offers inpatient and outpatient pediatric programs, plus clinics and other services designed just for children and teens.

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Getting You Back to the Things You Love

Our goal as rehabilitation professionals is to help you regain as much independence and physical function as humanly possible.

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Our Rehabilitation Programs

Barrier-Free Rehabilitation

Meet the ZeroG, a complete gait & balance training system

What happens when you and your therapist are able to focus solely on rehabilitation (without fear of falling)? Click below to see!

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Making a Splash

Explore your options through Wheelchair & Adaptive Sports

Adaptive sports teams, clinics & lessons help patients and the community to successfully explore a wide variety of recreational activities.

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State-of-the-Art Rehabilitation Facility

The new Mary Free Bed

Leading-edge technology, private rooms and amazing patient amenities.

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Mary Free Bed YMCA

Opening late 2015

In honor of its 125th anniversary, our Guild has invested in the Mary Free Bed YMCA - the first universally-designed Y in the country.

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Mary Free Bed Orthotics & Prosthetics

Patient-centered services available on site

Our certified orthotists and prosthetists provide expertise to help you select the precise adaptive equipment to meet your needs.

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Mary Free Bed Moments

Marcus Fairfield didn't think he'd get to attend the 18-week ultrasound for his first child. Recreational Therapist Kaitlin Salowitz, also expecting her first child, found a way to make it happen for the father-to-be and patient of Mary Free Bed's Spinal Cord Injury Program. Read more about Marcus and his story.

Marcus Fairfield
Spinal Cord Injury Program
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Our patients often find creative ways to bring joy & healing into the hospital. This was exemplified when then-patient Bob Bernard and son, Seth, treated patients & staff to an intimate musical performance in the 3-West social area. "I just felt like their songs would ring a bell," Bob said of sharing music with his fellow patients. Watch Bob’s story and hear him play the fiddle with son Seth

Bob Bernard
Deconditioned Program
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Rebekah, 21, and Marion, 100, formed a special connection at Mary Free Bed. Both fell, became rehabilitation roommates and discovered that Marion taught Sunday School to Rebekah’s grandmother. After Marion graduated, she unexpectedly passed away, but not before asking Rebekah to sing at her funeral. Watch their story to learn more. 

Rebekah & Marion
Inpatient Rehabilitation
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Gage Beland came to Mary Free Bed after suffering serious injuries in a motocross accident. His hard work & dedication during his inpatient stay helped him to maximize his function & independence. In celebration of Gage's graduation from inpatient care, his nurses donned fun T-shirts bearing his photograph.

Gage Beland
Pediatric Program
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Gary Brownell suffered a spinal cord injury in a fall from a ladder. He was determined to get to Mary Free Bed & back on his feet. "We knew this is where we had to end up," Gary said. "We'd heard so many good things." Grit, hard work & state-of-the-art equipment (like the Lokomat) helped Gary walk out of Mary Free Bed on his graduation day. Watch Gary’s story of hope and freedom

Gary Brownell
Spinal Cord Injury Program
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When Jamie Spore came to Mary Free Bed in 2014, it'd been 19 years since she'd stood & walked. While other therapists in the past had told her to "forget about" using her legs, she wasn't ready to give up. Jamie and her Mary Free Bed team were determined to make it happen and in December 2014, Jamie walked once again! Read Jamie’s story in her own words

Jamie Spore, 2014 Graduate
Deconditioned Program
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"It was really hard to have a stroke and go through rehab," said Pamela "Pamtastik" Essenburg, a stroke survivor and Mary Free Bed alumna. "I fell in love with about 100 of (my treatment team members). They became like my family...I really don't think there is any place like this." Watch Pam return to Mary Free Bed to say “Thanks”

Pamela Essenburg
Stroke Program
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“He was doing something he enjoyed, which is why he could stand for so long,” said recreational therapist Steve Wheeler, who asked patient (and former Pentagon barber) Chuck Bifulco for a haircut. “My goal was to help him gain confidence and realize he could still do something he loves. That’s what rec therapy is all about.”

Chuck Bifulco, Scottville, Mich.
Inpatient Rehabilitation
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Julie Scheving had a stroke on April 16, 2009. Five years later, she returned to Mary Free Bed to celebrate how far she's come since that day. Julie arrived with a colorful cake to share with nurses and therapists in a show of gratitude for the care and compassion she received while at Mary Free Bed. Watch Julie’s story to learn more.

Julie Scheving
Stroke Program
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When Michelle Rudzitis' insurance company refused to pay for a new socket for her swim leg, Mary Free Bed's Orthotics & Prosthetics team stepped up. Michelle, who lost her leg in Operation Iraqi Freedom, received her red, white and blue socket in June 2014. Read her story to learn more.

Michelle Rudzitis
Prosthetics & Orthotics
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News & Events

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Aug
4
Tue
12:00 PM Social Work Grand Rounds Calendar @ Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital - 2nd floor conference room
Social Work Grand Rounds Calendar @ Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital - 2nd floor conference room
Aug 4 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
August 4, 2015 Bruce Springer, MD Mercy Health St. Mary’s Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services Mental/Spiritual/Physical Issues Involving Substance Abuse This continuing education program is approved for 1 clock hour as recognized by the...
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Aug
5
Wed
4:00 PM Adaptive Swim Lessons Session 2 @ Mary Free Bed
Adaptive Swim Lessons Session 2 @ Mary Free Bed
Aug 5 @ 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Lessons are for school-aged children with developmental disabilities who require one-on-one instruction from a certified water safety instructor. Participants will learn swimming skills and safety around the water. Classes meet once a week for 5 weeks....
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6:00 PM Adaptive Tennis Clinic @ MVP Crahen
Adaptive Tennis Clinic @ MVP Crahen
Aug 5 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
A program for adults and children with cognitive impairments or challenges who require additional support in order to achieve success with the sport. Bring a tennis racquet and any adaptions  you currently use. Racquets are...
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6:00 PM Wheelchair Softball @ Fifth Third Ballpark Parking Lot
Wheelchair Softball @ Fifth Third Ballpark Parking Lot
Aug 5 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Join in America’s greatest pastime and experience the freedom of flying around the bases with Mary Free Bed’s wheelchair softball team. As a member of the Rollin’ Whitecaps, you’ll have the opportunity to hear and...
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Upcoming Events

Aug
4
Tue
12:00 PM Social Work Grand Rounds Calendar @ Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital - 2nd floor conference room
Social Work Grand Rounds Calendar @ Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital - 2nd floor conference room
Aug 4 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
August 4, 2015 Bruce Springer, MD Mercy Health St. Mary’s Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services Mental/Spiritual/Physical Issues Involving Substance Abuse This continuing education program is approved for 1 clock hour as recognized by the...
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Aug
5
Wed
4:00 PM Adaptive Swim Lessons Session 2 @ Mary Free Bed
Adaptive Swim Lessons Session 2 @ Mary Free Bed
Aug 5 @ 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Lessons are for school-aged children with developmental disabilities who require one-on-one instruction from a certified water safety instructor. Participants will learn swimming skills and safety around the water. Classes meet once a week for 5 weeks....
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6:00 PM Adaptive Tennis Clinic @ MVP Crahen
Adaptive Tennis Clinic @ MVP Crahen
Aug 5 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
A program for adults and children with cognitive impairments or challenges who require additional support in order to achieve success with the sport. Bring a tennis racquet and any adaptions  you currently use. Racquets are...
Read More
6:00 PM Wheelchair Softball @ Fifth Third Ballpark Parking Lot
Wheelchair Softball @ Fifth Third Ballpark Parking Lot
Aug 5 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Join in America’s greatest pastime and experience the freedom of flying around the bases with Mary Free Bed’s wheelchair softball team. As a member of the Rollin’ Whitecaps, you’ll have the opportunity to hear and...
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Mary Free Bed
Rehabilitation Hospital

235 Wealthy St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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616.840.8000

1.800.528.8989

Visiting Hours

8 am - 8 pm daily