Welcome to the NEW maryfreebed.com!

Watch as CEO Kent Riddle leads you on a brief tour of our redesigned site. #AskForMary

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Rollin' On the River

Join us for the 2015 Fifth Third River Bank Run on Saturday, May 9. #MFBrollin

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Moving Day!

Get a behind-the-scenes look of the patient move into the West Addition.

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Be a Part of the Mary Free Bed Family

We're growing and we're hiring! Learn more about exciting job opportunities at Mary Free Bed.

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Where Kids Get to be Kids

Mary Free Bed is the only inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Michigan with a unit designated exclusively for children and teens.

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Our Rehabilitation Programs

State-of-the-Art Rehabilitation Facility

Mary Free Bed Unveils New West Addition

Leading-edge technology, private rooms and amazing patient amenities. Like us on Facebook to stay connected!

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Mary Free Bed YMCA

Opening Fall 2015

The new Mary Free Bed YMCA will be an incredible, universally-designed building for people of all abilities.

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Mary Free Bed Orthotics & Prosthetics

Patient-centered Services Available On-Site

Our Orthotics & Prosthetics program provides care for those who need orthotic, prosthetic or other adaptive equipment.

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Breaking Ground on the Future of Rehabilitation

The Guild celebrates the groundbreaking of our new hospital.

The women of the Mary Free Bed Guild provide outstanding leadership as we enter the next stage of rehabilitation care.

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Mary Free Bed Moments

Gary Brownell suffered a spinal cord injury in a fall from a ladder. He was determined to get to Mary Free Bed & back on his feet. "We knew this is where we had to end up," Gary said. "We'd heard so many good things." Grit, hard work & state-of-the-art equipment (like the Lokomat) helped Gary walk out of Mary Free Bed on his graduation day. Watch Gary’s story of hope and freedom

Gary Brownell
Spinal Cord Injury Program
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"It was really hard to have a stroke and go through rehab," said Pamela "Pamtastik" Essenburg, a stroke survivor and Mary Free Bed alumna. "I fell in love with about 100 of (my treatment team members). They became like my family...I really don't think there is any place like this." Watch Pam return to Mary Free Bed to say “Thanks”

Pamela Essenburg
Stroke Program
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Our patients often find creative ways to bring joy & healing into the hospital. This was exemplified when then-patient Bob Bernard and son, Seth, treated patients & staff to an intimate musical performance in the 3-West social area. "I just felt like their songs would ring a bell," Bob said of sharing music with his fellow patients. Watch Bob’s story and hear him play the fiddle with son Seth

Bob Bernard
Deconditioned Program
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Gage came to Mary Free Bed after suffering serious injuries in a motocross accident. His hard work & dedication during his inpatient stay helped him to maximize his function & independence. In celebration of Gage's graduation from inpatient care, his nurses donned fun T-shirts bearing his photograph.

Gage B.
Pediatric Program
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When Jamie Spore came to Mary Free Bed in 2014, it'd been 19 years since she'd stood & walked. While other therapists in the past had told her to "forget about" using her legs, she wasn't ready to give up. Jamie and her Mary Free Bed team were determined to make it happen and in December 2014, Jamie walked once again! Read Jamie’s story in her own words

Jamie Spore, 2014 Graduate
Deconditioned Program
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“He was doing something he enjoyed, which is why he could stand for so long,” said recreational therapist Steve Wheeler, who asked patient (and former Pentagon barber) Chuck Bifulco for a haircut. “My goal was to help him gain confidence and realize he could still do something he loves. That’s what rec therapy is all about.”

Chuck Bifulco, Scottville, Mich.
Inpatient Rehabilitation
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We’re privileged to witness life’s surprises and watched with joy as a connection grew between Rebekah, 21, and Marion, 100. Both fell, became rehabilitation roommates and discovered that Marion taught Sunday School to Rebekah’s grandmother. After Marion graduated, she unexpectedly passed away but not before asking Rebekah to sing at her funeral. Watch their story to learn more. 

Rebekah & Marion
Inpatient Rehabilitation
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Julie Scheving had a stroke on April 16, 2009. Five years later, she returned to Mary Free Bed to celebrate how far she's come since that day. Julie arrived with a colorful cake to share with nurses and therapists in a show of gratitude for the care and compassion she received while at Mary Free Bed. Watch Julie’s story to learn more.

Julie Scheving
Stroke Program
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When Michelle Rudzitis' insurance company refused to pay for a new socket for her swim leg, Mary Free Bed's Orthotics & Prosthetics team stepped up. Michelle, who lost her leg in Operation Iraqi Freedom, received her red, white and blue socket in June 2014. Read her story to learn more.

Michelle Rudzitis
Prosthetics & Orthotics
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News & Events

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Apr
27
Mon
6:00 PM Wheelchair Basketball Club @ Crestwood Middle School
Wheelchair Basketball Club @ Crestwood Middle School
Apr 27 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
New to Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports, we are pleased to offer a basketball team for adults who are looking to stay active and have fun while working on their wheelchair basketball skills. We begin as...
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6:30 PM Goalball Practice @ St. Peter and Paul Grade School
Goalball Practice @ St. Peter and Paul Grade School
Apr 27 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Goalball is a Paralympic sport for the blind and visually impaired. Persons with any form of visual impairments may participate, as participants wear “black out” goggles to ensure a level playing field. There are two...
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Apr
29
Wed
6:00 PM Jr. Pacers Practice @ Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA
Jr. Pacers Practice @ Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA
Apr 29 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The Jr. Pacers have a Prep team and a Varsity team, based on age and ability. Athletes get the opportunity to participate on a team, stay connected with basketball and remain active with other children...
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May
1
Fri
7:30 AM Medical (Interdisciplinary) Gran... @ Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
Medical (Interdisciplinary) Gran... @ Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
May 1 @ 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Friday, May 1, 2015 Speaker: Tim Lenters, MD, River Valley Orthopedics Update in Treatment and Management of Shoulder Injury and Surgery Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital is accredited by Michigan State Medical Society to provide continuing...
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Upcoming Events

Apr
27
Mon
6:00 PM Wheelchair Basketball Club @ Crestwood Middle School
Wheelchair Basketball Club @ Crestwood Middle School
Apr 27 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
New to Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports, we are pleased to offer a basketball team for adults who are looking to stay active and have fun while working on their wheelchair basketball skills. We begin as...
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6:30 PM Goalball Practice @ St. Peter and Paul Grade School
Goalball Practice @ St. Peter and Paul Grade School
Apr 27 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Goalball is a Paralympic sport for the blind and visually impaired. Persons with any form of visual impairments may participate, as participants wear “black out” goggles to ensure a level playing field. There are two...
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Apr
29
Wed
6:00 PM Jr. Pacers Practice @ Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA
Jr. Pacers Practice @ Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA
Apr 29 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The Jr. Pacers have a Prep team and a Varsity team, based on age and ability. Athletes get the opportunity to participate on a team, stay connected with basketball and remain active with other children...
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May
1
Fri
7:30 AM Medical (Interdisciplinary) Gran... @ Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
Medical (Interdisciplinary) Gran... @ Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
May 1 @ 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Friday, May 1, 2015 Speaker: Tim Lenters, MD, River Valley Orthopedics Update in Treatment and Management of Shoulder Injury and Surgery Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital is accredited by Michigan State Medical Society to provide continuing...
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Mary Free Bed
Rehabilitation Hospital

235 Wealthy St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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616.840.8000

1.800.528.8989

Visiting Hours

8 am - 8 pm daily