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November 21, 2014
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Launches Division of Rehabilitation Medicine
Recognizing the importance of post-acute care, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine has announced the creation of the Division of Rehabilitation Medicine. John F. Butzer, MD...
November 17, 2014
Mary Free Bed welcomes germ-zapping robot
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital will welcome a new member to its infectious control team – a germ-fighting robot that will disinfect patient rooms and other areas of the hospital...
October 30, 2014
Mary Free Bed appoints new chief medical officer
Michael S. Jakubowski, M.D., has been named chief medical officer for Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. He assumes the role immediately.
October 15, 2014
MFB cancer rehabilitation experts present at international conference
W. Christian VandenBerg, M.D., chief of staff at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital and medical director of the Betty Bloomer Ford Cancer Rehabilitation Program at Mary Free Bed, along with...
September 24, 2014
YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids Breaks Ground On The New Mary Free Bed YMCA
The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids broke ground today on a new $30 million facility in Cascade Township which will be the first-of-its-kind Y in the nation to comprehensively implement universal...
August 11, 2014
Losing Hope not an Option for Quadruple Amputee
After contracting sepsis in December, 2013, Pam Buschle of Grand Rapids, Mich. lost her arms and her legs. Despite quadruple amputations, Pam’s sense of humor and can-do attitude never...
July 01, 2014
Top Wheelchair Tennis Players in GR Tourney
The Midwest Wheelchair Outdoor Championships, which takes place July 10-13 at MVP Athletic Club- Crahen, has attracted the top wheelchair tennis players in the U.S. and other highly ranked...
May 22, 2014
MFB and MSU Form Research Partnership
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine are joining together to transform Mary Free Bed into a research and teaching hospital.
April 23, 2014
Adapted bikes for people with physical challenges
Bikes for the Rest of Us will give about 80 children and adults the opportunity to be evaluated and fitted for a bicycle, tricycle or handcycle customized to accommodate their specific needs...
March 11, 2014
Wheelchair Sports Lauded by State Fitness Council
The Mary Free Bed Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports Program (WAS) has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 Governor’s Fitness Award in the category of Extraordinary Event/Organization.
February 05, 2014
Sparrow and Mary Free Bed establish Lansing rehabilitation venture
Mary Free Bed and Sparrow have joined together in Lansing to provide 40 private Patient rooms and two therapy gymnasiums
January 08, 2014
25K Wheelchair Division Marks 25 Years
For the 25th consecutive year, the Mary Free Bed Guild is sponsoring the 25K Wheelchair Division of the Fifth Third River Bank Run. To acknowledge and honor this milestone, Mary Free Bed...
January 06, 2014
Hip Ski Flick Fronts Fundraiser to Encourage Helmet Use
A highly acclaimed ski movie will be featured at Wealthy Theatre as part of a fundraiser that also will include a silent auction, raffle, discounted lift tickets and a give-away of winter sports...
January 02, 2014
Doubles Tennis Tourney Fundraiser this Weekend
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital’s 10th Annual Adult Charity Tennis Tournament takes place this weekend, January 4-5, at Ramblewood Tennis & Health Club in Grandville.
December 12, 2013
A Crowning Moment for Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital on December 19
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital will mark a significant milestone in its $62.5 million expansion and renovation when one of the final steel beams is placed atop the new building at 10 a.m....
December 04, 2013
Third Pediatric Physiatrist Joins Mary Free Bed
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital has expanded its number of pediatric physiatrists by hiring a third doctor who specializes in this relatively rare field of medicine.
November 26, 2013
Four New CARF Accreditations for Mary Free Bed
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital’s amputation programs as well as the home and community services programs have been newly accredited by CARF International, the independent non-profit...
November 04, 2013
Wheelchair Basketball Tourney This Weekend
Each year, the Grand Rapids-based Junior Pacers Wheelchair Basketball Team hosts one local wheelchair basketball tournament. The 2013 Keep Up the Pace tourney tales place this weekend at East...
August 12, 2013
Mary Free Bed First Names First Chief Operating Officer
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital welcomes its first Chief Operating Officer on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. After a comprehensive national search, Grand Rapids area resident Jim Wilson assumes...
August 01, 2013
On a Roll at the 2013 Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp
Camp is about meeting friends, learning new skills, and having fun. For the 50 campers at the 2013 Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp, it’s all that and more.The goal of this week is to help...
July 17, 2013
Mary Free Bed Patient first in Michigan to receive Kickstart Walking System
Mary Free Bed patient Lisa Curtis of Portage, Michigan will literally be putting the ‘spring back in her step’ when she becomes the first person in the state to receive Seattle-based...
July 10, 2013
Mary Free Bed Hosts 2013 Midwest Wheelchair Tennis Championship
It’s the weekend that wheelchair tennis enthusiasts look forward to each year. Before the first tournament ball clears the net, however, the traditional up/down match will be played. All...
July 01, 2013
Mary Free Bed Purchases Mercy Health Orthotics & Prosthetics Program
Mary Free Bed Orthotics & Prosthetics (O & P) Corporation is expanding services to Muskegon with the purchase of Mercy Orthotics and Prosthetics. The transaction becomes effective July 1...
April 30, 2013
New Physiatrist Joins Hospital
Daniel Fechtner, M.D., has joined Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital as a full-time physiatrist. A graduate of Northwestern University Medical School, he joins Mary Free Bed from the...
April 09, 2013
Mary Free Bed Breaks Ground for Major Project and Announces Groundbreaking Rehabilitation Program
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital broke ground today on a $54 Million expansion and renovation project and announced The Betty Bloomer Ford Cancer Rehabilitation Program.
February 15, 2013
Mary Free Bed Wheelchair Basketball Coach Inducted into National Hall of Fame
Lee Montgomery, head coach of the Mary Free Bed Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports basketball team, will be inducted into the National Wheelchair Basketball Association’s Hall of Fame for his...
February 15, 2013
Celebrate Hockey Day in Michigan Mary Free Bed Sled Wings Style
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital’s Sled Wings Hockey Team hosts players from across the Midwest to celebrate Hockey Day in Michigan and “Hockey Weekend Across America.”
January 26, 2013
Tennis League "Run/Rolls" Into 8th Season
Mary Free Bed Winter Run/Roll Tennis League pairs a wheelchair tennis player with an able-bodied player to create a doubles team.
January 10, 2013
The Mary Free Bed Guild Announces Additions to the 2013 Fifth Third River Bank Run
The Mary Free Bed Guild proudly announces the addition of the Masters Handcycle and 5K Wheelchair and Handcycle Divisions to the 2013 Fifth Third River Bank Run, welcoming more handcycle and...
January 04, 2013
Tennis Tournament to Benefit Mary Free Bed Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports Program
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital will begin 2013 with an exciting tennis event. Our 9th annual adult doubles charity tennis tournament will be held at Ramblewood Tennis and Health Club...
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