When designing the spaces for the new building at Mary Free Bed, enhancing patient care and experience was the number one focus. The construction and renovation team made sure to take the time to gather feedback from patients and employees on how to improve patient rooms.
The Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital Expansion and Renovation Groundbreaking Ceremony was held on April 9, 2013. Over 250 guests attended this historic event, which included comments from Mary Free Bed CEO Kent Riddle, Mary Free Bed Guild President Shelley Mishler, Michigan Director of Community Health Jim Haveman, and Susan Ford Bales.
On Tuesday, April 9, 2013 Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital broke ground on a $54 million expansion and renovation project. The groundbreaking ceremony included an announcement of the Betty Bloomer Ford Cancer Rehabilitation Program and of the Guild's lead gift of $16 million for the project.