Onward. And upward. The Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital Construction Blog Our new facility has 6 stories.  Our history has thousands.
15Nov 2013

We're making progress!

Things are moving along on Mary Free Bed's construction site. View recent images.

Mary Free Bed construction site

04Nov 2013

Construction Fun Facts

Our six-story expansion will allow enough space to encourage family participation in the recovery process as well as allowing for future growth. Destination locations for patients and families include a café, salon, rooftop terrace, library areas, chapel, social areas, and a movie local.

Other construction facts include:

  • Hundreds of local construction and renovation personnel are employed on  the project
  • 250-350 new Mary Free Bed positions will be created in skilled nursing, therapy, and related-health specialties
  • Growing inventory of specialized medical programs in west Michigan will be enhanced
29Oct 2013

Clinical Features

Mary Free Bed's new 270,000-square-foot building will include one floor of 48 new, private patient rooms with larger living areas and more family-friendly amenities. This new facility will allow the hospital to serve an additional 3,000 patients annually.

Other clinical features include:

  • Planning for 167 inpatient beds (currently 80 inpatient beds)
    • Making application for 39 additional acute rehabilitation beds
    • 48 new skilled nursing beds complete the continuum of rehabilitation care
  • All patient rooms will be private with private baths
  • Charting cubicles will be located every six rooms for nurses/ nurse technicians
  • Specialized therapy gyms will be located on patient floors
  • Project supports new program development such as The Betty Bloomer Ford Cancer Rehabilitation Program
     
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