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Munson Medical Center joins Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Network

Munson Medical Center joins the Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Network

Grand Rapids, Mich. – Munson Medical Center and Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital have signed an agreement that supports improving the quality of care for patients and enhancing rehabilitation services at Munson Medical Center. This agreement brings Munson Medical Center into the Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Network, an innovative alliance of hospitals and providers throughout…
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Lakeland Health joins Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Network

Grand Rapids, Mich. – Lakeland Health and Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital have aligned to enhance rehabilitation care for patients in southwest Michigan. Lakeland has joined the Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Network, an innovative alliance of hospitals and providers throughout Michigan. The network was established in 2011 to extend Mary Free Bed’s expertise as one…
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Foundation announces expansion and renovation capital campaign

Mary Free Bed Foundation Capital Campaign

[Above video courtesy of WOOD TV8] Grand Rapids, Mich. – Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation officials launched the public phase of a capital campaign today to support a $66.4 million expansion and renovation project. “This transformative project enables us to serve additional patients and provide rehabilitation that is even more specialized,” said Kent Riddle, president…
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Mary Free Bed names Nursing Director

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Grand Rapids, Mich. – Nursing executive Ingrid Cheslek has joined Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital as Director of Nursing/Chief Nursing Officer. Cheslek spent more than three decades at Metro Health Hospital in Wyoming, Mich., serving in a number of capacities, most recently as Vice President of Patient Services/Chief Nursing Officer. “We’re impressed with Ingrid’s track record…
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Rehabilitation engineer receives fellowship

Amy Lenz

Grand Rapids, Mich. – Amy L. Lenz, a research engineer with Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital’s John F. Butzer Center for Research & Innovation, has been named a Future Academic Scholar in Teaching (FAST) Fellow at Michigan State University. The year-long fellowship trains doctoral students to become better teachers. So in addition to their research…
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Mary Free Bed wins Chamber’s Excellence in Business Award

Mary Free Bed EPIC Award 2015

Grand Rapids, Mich. – Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital received the Excellence in Business Award from the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce during the sixth annual EPIC Awards on June 1, 2015 at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. Mary Free Bed Chief Operating Officer Kent Riddle, who accepted the award, thanked the community and…
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Mary Free Bed at Sparrow rehabilitation unit debuts renovations, private patient rooms

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Lansing, Mich. – The first phase of renovations and expansion of the Mary Free Bed at Sparrow rehabilitation unit is complete, with 30 private patient rooms open today. Mary Free Bed at Sparrow is a joint venture between Sparrow Hospital and Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. The project will eventually expand the inpatient rehabilitation unit…
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Mary Free Bed hires new CO

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Grand Rapids, Mich. – Brittany Begerow, a board-certified orthotist who graduated from Northwestern University and completed her residency at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, has been hired by Mary Free Bed as a full-time orthotist. Begerow, of Grand Rapids, Mich., will be a part of the 22-member team that offers a continuum of orthotic and…
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Local coach inducted into National Wheelchair Basketball Association Hall of Fame

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Grand Rapids, Mich. – Wheelchair basketball player and coach Lee Montgomery, 57, of Grand Rapids, has been inducted into the National Wheelchair Basketball Association Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colo. Montgomery, who was born with limb differences, has been affiliated with Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital since he received his first prosthetics at the…
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