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Mary Free Bed launches medical residency program

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Grand Rapids, Mich. — Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, the fifth-largest freestanding rehabilitation hospital in the United States, will soon offer a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) residency program. The new three-year program was recently approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). “Mary Free Bed has been a leader in the field…
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Mary Free Bed mourns passing of Dr. Swanson

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Dr. Alfred Swanson, internationally known for his pioneering work in hand surgery and the development finger joint replacements, died Wednesday, April 27. He was 93. Swanson had a long association with Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, where he was a member of the medical staff, served three terms totaling eight years…
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Susan Ford Bales attends Betty Bloomer Ford Cancer Rehabilitation Program dedication

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital officially dedicated the Betty Bloomer Ford Cancer Rehabilitation Program in a brief ceremony on Tuesday, April 12. Susan Ford Bales, daughter of President Gerald R. Ford and First Lady Betty Ford, was in attendance. The Betty Bloomer Ford Cancer Rehabilitation Program, which provides high-quality, cost-effective rehabilitative care…
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NASC members raise thousands for Wheelchair & Adaptive Sports

Mary Free Bed Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports NASC check presentation

Grand Rapids, Mich. — The National Association of Sports Commissions’ (NASC) Sports Legacy Fund on Thursday, April 7, 2016, presented $27,000 to Mary Free Bed’s Wheelchair & Adaptive Sports Program (WAS). The money was raised during the 24th NASC Sports Event Symposium hosted April 3-7 in downtown Grand Rapids. It is the highest-ever amount of any NASC Sports…
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Guild President Kim Ridings among 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan

Mary Free Bed Guild President Kim Ridings

Grand Rapids, Mich. — Mary Free Bed Guild President Kim Ridings has been named one of the 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan by the Grand Rapids Business Journal. She is among the region’s most influential women business owners, leaders, policy-shapers and decision-makers chosen for the honor. The honorees will be recognized during a March…
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Mary Free Bed names Dr. Andrew Haig as Vice President of Accountable Care and Medical Informatics

Dr. Andrew Haig Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

Grand Rapids, Mich. — Dr. Andrew Haig, an internationally recognized rehabilitation expert, has joined Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital as Vice President of Accountable Care and Medical Informatics. Dr. Haig is professor emeritus of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Michigan and president of Haig et al. Consulting in Ann Arbor, Mich., a…
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Certified Child Life Specialist joins Pediatric team at Mary Free Bed

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Grand Rapids, Mich. — Certified Child Life Specialist Kelsey Combs has joined Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital to help its youngest patients cope with their illness and hospitalization. Combs, who comes to Mary Free Bed from Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, will provide services that educate, support and prepare young children and teenagers.  She will collaborate…
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Grand Rapids Drive jersey theme night to benefit Mary Free Bed

Grand Rapids Drive Jersey Auction Benefit Mary Free Bed

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH – Jan. 19, 2015 – The Grand Rapids Drive, the NBA Affiliate of the Detroit Pistons, will partner with Dickinson Wright PLLC to host a Charitable Jersey Takeover Night on Fri. Jan. 22 as the Drive take on the Sioux Falls Skyforce at 7pm at the DeltaPlex Arena. Players will wear customized GR…
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