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Kalkaska Memorial Health Center joins Mary Free Bed Network

Grand Rapids, Mich.Kalkaska Memorial Health 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 Kalkaska Memorial.

kalkaska-memorialThe agreement brings Kalkaska Memorial Health Center into 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 and specialized services to other settings, creating a seamlessly integrated system of rehabilitative care for patients.

“We are very excited and pleased to enter into this collaboration with Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Network. Mary Free Bed has a great reputation and a wealth of experience serving patients with rehabilitation needs,” said Kevin Rogols, administrator of Kalkaska Memorial Health Center. “Our outpatient rehabilitation services will be enhanced with their help and expertise.”

Kalkaska Memorial Health Center offers a range of outpatient rehabilitation services close to home for the region’s residents. Services include aquatic therapy, hand therapy, lymphedema treatment, occupational therapy, physical therapy, a return to work program and speech therapy.

“We are pleased to welcome Kalkaska Memorial Health Center to the Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Network,” said Kent Riddle, CEO of Mary Free Bed. “This group of health care organizations works together to help as many patients as possible have brighter futures after injuries, illnesses or medical procedures.”

The addition of Kalkaska Memorial brings the total of participating organizations to 30.

About Mary Free Bed

Mary Free Bed is a not-for-profit, nationally accredited, rehabilitation hospital. For 125 years, Mary Free Bed has restored hope and freedom through rehabilitation for children and adults who have experienced brain injuries, strokes, spinal cord injuries, multiple traumas, amputations, cancer and other diagnoses. The combination of comprehensive services and an exclusive focus on rehabilitation enables specialty physicians and staff to help patients achieve outstanding clinical results. More information: maryfreebed.com.

About Kalkaska Memorial Health Center

Kalkaska Memorial Health Center (KMHC) is a community non-profit health center, organized as a district hospital, overseen by the Kalkaska County Hospital Authority and managed by Munson Healthcare. KMHC opened in 1953 and now provides more than 213,000 outpatient visits, tests and treatments per year. KMHC provides a diversified offering of high quality healthcare services not often found in a small community.  Services include outpatient surgery, rehabilitation services, a dialysis center, diagnostics, primary and specialty care, and 24-hour emergency care. KMHC offers a continuum of care for seniors, including an assisted living facility, long-term and skilled care, and two unique Green House Homes. For more information, visit munsonhealthcare.org/KMHC.

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