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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 of the leading rehabilitation hospitals in the Midwest beyond its current hospitals to other settings, creating a seamlessly integrated system of rehabilitative care for patients.

“Lakeland Health and Mary Free Bed have worked together for years to meet the needs of our rehabilitation patients, and we are pleased to formalize this relationship,” said Loren B. Hamel, MD, President and CEO, Lakeland Health. “For our patients, this partnership means that they can find the same high-quality, compassionate rehabilitation care they have come to expect from Lakeland, with the added benefit of access to the services and resources available through the Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Network.”

Lakeland Health provides comprehensive rehabilitation services in locations throughout southwest Michigan, including at outpatient clinics, in the homecare setting, and at hospitals in Niles, St. Joseph, and Watervliet. Clinicians are trained in evidence-based practices, with the goal of returning patients back to optimal health and resuming normal activities as quickly as possible.

“We are proud to welcome Lakeland to the Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Network,” said Kent Riddle, CEO, Mary Free Bed. “Our goal in establishing this network was to allow strong, like-minded organizations to collaborate to provide the best rehabilitation care, no matter where they might be. We look forward to strengthening our ties with Lakeland through this new collaboration.”

About Mary Free Bed
Mary Free Bed is a not-for-profit, nationally accredited rehabilitation hospital. For 124 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.

About Lakeland Health
Lakeland Health is a non-profit, community-owned health system, which includes three hospitals, an outpatient surgery center, a cancer center, rehabilitation centers, long-term care, hospice, home care services, and physician practices. Lakeland has over 3,800 employees who provide clinical and support services at locations throughout southwest Michigan, and partners with more than 500 affiliated physicians and other providers. For more information, visit www.lakelandhealth.org

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