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Mary Free Bed's Inpatient Stroke Admission Criteria

  • Patient is medically stable at time of transfer
  • Patient demonstrates rehabilitation potential
  • Capable of participating in a minimum of 3 hours of therapy per day (with appropriate rest breaks)
  • Patient demonstrates potential for home-like discharge
  • Identification of insurance for prior authorization of transfer to Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

This is general admission criteria. Frequently, patients fall into gray areas and admission needs to be determined on an individual basis. Please call the Mary Free Bed admissions coordinator (616.242.0396 or 800.305.8893) to discuss questionable cases. The admissions coordinator will continue to call nursing units and therapies to further clarify a patient’s status, rehabilitation potential, and gather information for insurance prior authorization. Local referrals are generally seen by a physiatrist to determine medical appropriateness for admission. Out of town referrals are reviewed by a physiatrist, through medical records, via contact with the Mary Free Bed admissions coordinator.
 

Local and Out-of-Town Referrals

Local referrals are generally seen by a physiatrist to determine medical appropriateness for admission. Out-of-town referrals are reviewed by a physiatrist, through medical records, via contact with the Mary Free Bed admission coordinator.


Contact a Mary Free Bed Admission Coordinator

Phone: 616.242.0396 - or - 800.305.8893
Email: strokeprogram@maryfreebed.com

Tours are available for family members by appointment with the admission coordinator or you can take a virtual tour now!

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