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Nurses devoted to rehabilitation form West Michigan ARN chapter


Grand Rapids, Mich. – The West Michigan Association of Rehabilitation Nurses is celebrating the launch of its new chapter with a kickoff event on Thursday, Oct. 27 at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. The chapter, one of 48 nationwide and the only one in West Michigan, joins the professional healthcare association dedicated to promoting and…
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Otsego Memorial Hospital joins Mary Free Bed Network


Grand Rapids, Mich. – Otsego Memorial Hospital and Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital have signed an agreement that supports enhancing rehabilitation care for patients in northern Michigan. Otsego Memorial Hospital has joined the Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Network, an innovative alliance of hospitals and providers throughout Michigan. The network, established in 2011, extends Mary Free…
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Community collaborates to create Halloween costumes for kids

Grand Rapids, Mich. — Halloween is a memory maker for kids. West Michigan organizations and parents are making sure that a hospital stay or wheelchair doesn’t get in the way this year. Jane and Chris Weatherford are the linchpins. Their 9-year-old son, Cam, has cerebral palsy and uses a power wheelchair to get around. For…
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Mary Free Bed celebrates grand re-opening of hospital


Grand Rapids, Mich. — Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital celebrated its grand re-opening on Thursday, Oct. 13 in a ceremony attended by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss, Sen. Peter MacGregor and Mary Free Bed Guild members, trustees, staff, patients and friends. “For more than a century, Mary Free Bed has demonstrated…
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Craig Ferguson headlines Mary Free Bed ‘ReHA!bilitation Gala’


Grand Rapids, Mich. – The Mary Free Bed Foundation is celebrating 125 years of Mary on Nov. 5 at the ReHA!bilitation Gala at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids featuring special guest Craig Ferguson. Tickets are on sale now. Ferguson, who was born in Glasgow, Scotland, boasts a diverse and eclectic career that encompasses film,…
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Mary Free Bed hosts national Rehabilitation Consortium

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital Grand Rapids Michigan Aerial View of Campus

Grand Rapids, Mich. — Nationally recognized leaders in physical medicine and rehabilitation will meet this week in Grand Rapids to discuss advances in the field and how to improve quality of life for people facing injury, illness or disability. The 10-member Rehabilitation Consortium’s biannual meeting is being hosted by Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. “The…
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Massive blown-glass installation fills Mary Free Bed atrium


Grand Rapids, Mich. – Art plays an important role in the healing process, and Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital has an ArtPrize entry designed to glow with positive, intense energy. “Bloom” is the work of Jerry Catania, a Benton Harbor, Mich., artist. The glass and metal three-dimensional piece was created as a permanent installation inside…
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Three physiatrists join Mary Free Bed Medical Group

Grand Rapids, Mich. — Mary Free Bed Medical Group is pleased to announce the addition of three physiatrists to its team of rehabilitation specialists: Dr. Elizabeth Spaulding, Dr. Colleen Sullivan and Dr. Michael Wheaton. “The Mary Free Bed Medical Group is thrilled that these talented physicians have joined what has become one of the most…
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Mary Free Bed Guild honored by Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame

Mary Free Bed Guild - Historic

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Mary Free Bed Guild, which is marking its 125th anniversary, will be inducted into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame, which promotes women’s equality by honoring their history and celebrating their accomplishments. The Mary Free Bed Guild was founded in 1891 when a small group of Grand Rapids women established…
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