If you or your loved one has a spinal cord injury, you may be facing more questions than answers: What will my life be like? Will I be able to take care of myself? Will I ever walk again? Will I be able to return to work or school? Have children? What about all the other activities I love to do?
We’ll help you and your loved ones find answers to these and other questions you haven’t even thought of yet.
Each year we help more than 250 people with spinal cord injuries return to fulfilling lives. We’ll help you become as independent as possible and return to activities important to you.
Our team of specialists understands the physical, emotional and practical challenges unique to people with spinal cord injuries. They take time to understand your concerns and goals, what motivates you and gives your life meaning. It’s this comprehensive, holistic approach that enables you to heal and move beyond your injury.
We offer outpatient therapy and follow-up clinics for graduates of our Spinal Cord Injury Program, as well as for patients who have been referred to us by other care providers.
Please click here to learn about our services for children and teens who have experienced a spinal cord injury.
Why Mary Free Bed?
It’s your right to choose where you receive rehabilitation services. Why “Ask for Mary?”
• Our teams of experienced doctors, nurses and therapists specialize in treating people with spinal cord injuries. We’re the only rehabilitation facility in West Michigan with this level of specialization and are accredited as a Spinal Cord Injury System of Care by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities International (CARF). This voluntary but rigorous accreditation process is based on specific and comprehensive standards ensuring the highest-quality rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injuries.
• We offer comprehensive, specialty services resulting in a full continuum of care that is available at any point during your rehabilitation including inpatient, outpatient, home and community and life-long follow-up medical care.
• Our program is part of the United Spinal Association’s Affiliate Service Program, a resource intended to help patients and caregivers identify the most valuable disability-related services across the country.
• Our admissions liaisons are happy to provide patients and their families who live outside West Michigan with helpful information about comfortable and affordable local lodging, including the on-campus inn at Mary Free Bed. Free parking is available on our easy-to-navigate downtown campus. We also offer free valet parking for patients and visitors arriving at our inpatient building.
Our Spinal Cord Injury Program differs from other spine injury rehabilitation providers in that we offer programs and services for a lifetime. Whether it’s participating in one of the many adaptive sports clinics or sports teams sponsored by our Wheelchair & Adaptive Sports Program, attending one of our Spinal Cord Injury educational symposiums or participating in peer support activities, an array of life-enhancing activities are available to you and your family.
Ask for a referral or call us directly: 616.840.8370