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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

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

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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Mary Free Bed announces reforestation partnership with PrintReleaf, through Lasers Resource

Grand Rapids, Mich. – As part of its commitment to sustainability, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, the fifth largest free-standing rehabilitation hospital in the United States, has subscribed to the PrintReleaf Exchange (PRX). PRX is the first technology platform to enable cloud-based tracking and reforestation of printed paper. This strategic partnership allows Mary Free Bed an innovative and authentic…
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Top players, including Team USA Paralympians, to compete in Midwest Wheelchair Tennis Championships

Grand Rapids, Mich. — The world’s top wheelchair tennis players, including three Team USA Paralympians, will compete in the 2016 Midwest Wheelchair Tennis Championships July 8-10 at MVP Athletic Club – Crahen. The tournament, hosted by Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital’s Wheelchair & Adaptive Sports Program, is expected to draw more than 70 participants. Grand…
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