Mary Free Bed Advisory Group

The Mary Free Bed Advisory Group strategically combines your team’s talents with our expertise. Using a highly-collaborative approach, we help create customized solutions that address your specific challenges.

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Your Partner in Strategic Growth

  • A-rated by Fitch
  • Ability to leverage capital for new builds
  • 132-year legacy

Network Locations

Partnerships + professional service agreements

Joint Ventures/Joint Operating Agreements

When unique opportunities exist, a joint venture or joint operating agreement may be most appropriate. The Advisory Group works with you to evaluate each situation and the potential value this type of relationship would bring to patients, the surrounding community, and your organization.


Based on your needs, we provide full oversight of your rehabilitation program, including having key Advisory Group staff members onsite daily. They may serve as directors, admission liaisons, prospective payment system coordinators, therapists or nursing leaders.


  • Comprehensive analysis
  • Documentation reviews
  • Coding expertise
  • Prospective Payment System coordination
  • Audits and appeals
  • Quality Improvement
  • New construction and program development
  • Accreditation and survey preparation



Joyal Pavey employee headshotJoyal Pavey | VICE PRESIDENT, ADVISORY GROUP

Joyal became part of the Mary Free Bed family in 2019, as vice president of Mary Free Bed Advisory Group. She also leads the John F. Butzer Center for Research & Innovation and chairs the AMRPA Future of PAC Payment Reform workgroup. With over 20 years in the world of acute inpatient rehabilitation, Joyal has a wealth of knowledge garnered from years of experience in hospital administration. 

Joyal has a successful record of programmatic growth, census development and navigating regulatory and compliance issues. She’s led Joint Commission and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities surveys, including specialty accreditations. She’s also the chair for AMPRA’s Future of PAC Payment Reform Workgroup. She has diverse experience, including inpatient rehabilitation, home health care, swing beds, skilled nursing, acute care and outpatient rehabilitation. Before Joyal joined Mary Free Bed, she served as market director of inpatient rehabilitation services for the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, Sinai-Grace Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit. She also was director of rehabilitation at Atlanta Medical Center, executive director for a freestanding rehabilitation hospital in northern Michigan and a manager of rehabilitation operations at Spectrum Health. 

She completed a master’s degree in business administration at the University of North Alabama and a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy and gerontology from Western Michigan University. 


Sherry MullinsSherry Mullins | DIRECTOR, ADVISORY GROUP

Sherry has more than 25 years of experience in health care leadership primarily focused on post-acute rehabilitation services. As a regional director for the Advisory Group, she’ll help develop a well-defined care transition program and assist with expansion of Mary Free Bed’s expertise.

Before joining Mary Free Bed in September 2020, Sherry worked as the director of Rehabilitation for Tenet Health’s home office in Dallas, which involved strategic development and operations support for its 17 inpatient rehabilitation programs across the country. Previously, she was the rehabilitation and orthopedic market lead for Baptist Health System, a Tenet subsidiary, in San Antonio.

She has a record of success with strategic growth, program development, hospital operations, program implementations, team leadership and data analytics to drive market share growth as well as process improvement initiatives.

Sherry earned a master’s degree in Health Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Southwest Texas State University.



J’nise joined the Mary Free Bed Advisory Group in September 2020, bringing more than 20 years of experience in leadership, delivery of value-based programming and athletic training. As a regional director, she’s focused on developing a well-defined care transition program and assisting with the expansion of Mary Free Bed’s expertise.

Her experience includes the successful launch and development of several Medicare Bundled Payment of Care Improvement programs and development of a well-defined continuing care network in southeast Michigan. Before joining Mary Free Bed, J’nise served as program manager of Value Based Programs for Tenet Healthcare, overseeing the Detroit market. Additionally, she was manager of the Total Joint Continuum for the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan in delivery of its Model 2 Bundled Payment for Care Improvement program.

J’nise holds a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Baker College, a master’s degree in Sports Administration from Eastern Illinois University and a bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education from Manchester College.


Dr. Restum employee headshotWilliam Restum, Ph.D. | SENIOR CONSULTANT

Dr. Restum joined Mary Free Bed in 2020 as a senior consultant. Dr. Restum provides a broad spectrum of consultative services designed to position healthcare systems to sustain high quality performance in a value-based environment.

Over the course of his extensive career, Dr. Restum served as a CEO of a freestanding rehabilitation hospital and as the senior executive for post-acute services. His leadership was integral to the successful implementation of ACO’s and BPCI episodic models.

An executive member of the American Medical Rehab Providers Association (AMRPA), Dr. Restum holds a graduate degree in speech and language pathology and a doctoral degree in communication disorders and sciences, as well as in cognitive psychology.


Sho Suzuki | DIRECTOR, FINANCIAL PLANNINGSho joined Mary Free Bed in 2015 and oversees various financial functions including annual financial planning, financial statement analysis and developing financial models across Mary Free Bed subsidiaries, partnerships, and clinical service lines. He also contributes to strategic planning, business and data needs, and goal setting for the organization.

Sho collaborates with leadership and network hospitals to develop partnerships, professional services agreements, and consulting agreements across the country, throughout the post-acute continuum.

National consulting + partnerships across the post-acute continuum

Mary Free Bed at Sparrow

  • Phased expansion to 40 beds in 2016 & 2017
  • Inpatient only
  • JOA Established in 2014
  • Located within acute care hospital

Mary Free Bed at Covenant

  • Responded to RFP in 2016
  • JOA Established in 2017
  • Started with Inpatient Unit
  • Added OP, Physician Group, Orthotics & Prosthetics, and Autism to JOA in 2018-19
  • Built 60 bed freestanding facility connected to main campus in Dec 2021


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