Therapy Student Education

Welcome to Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital’s online resource for therapy students and residents. You’ll find helpful information to prepare for clinical rotation. Find the appropriate contact information below.

Outpatient Therapy (Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Outpatient Therapy Center)

Occupational Therapy (interim)
Kirk Randall, PT, MS, SCCE
616.840.8226
kirk.randall@maryfreebed.com

Physical Therapy
Kirk Randall, PT, MS, SCCE
616.840.8226
kirk.randall@maryfreebed.com

Physical and Occupational Therapies – Orthopedic
Carley Klocko, PT, DPT, CKTP, SCCE
616.840.8323
carley.klocko@maryfreebed.com

Recreation Therapy
Brianne Taylor, CTRS
616.840.8648
brianne.taylor@maryfreebed.com
Fieldwork and internship placements for recreation therapy are:

    • Fall (August-December)
      Applications accepted through Jan. 31.
      Interviews take place second and third weeks of February.
    • Summer (April-August)
      Applications accepted through Sept. 30.
      Interviewing the second and third weeks of October.
    • Winter/Spring (January-April)
      Applications accepted through May 31.
      Interviewing the second and third weeks of June.

 

Speech-Language Pathology
Steven Jaeger, M.A., CCC-SLP
616.840.7404
steven.jaeger@maryfreebed.com

Inpatient Therapy (Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital)

Occupational Therapy
Mariah Walker, MS, OTRL, CLT
616.840.8558
mariah.walker@maryfreebed.com

Physical Therapy
Cara Hudson, PT, CBIS, SCCE
616.840.8558
Cara.Hudson@maryfreebed.com

Kristy Simpson, PT, MSPT, SCCE
616.840.8558
Kristy.Simpson@maryfreebed.com

Recreation Therapy
Brianne Taylor, CTRS
616.840.8648
brianne.taylor@maryfreebed.com
Fieldwork and internship placements for recreation therapy are:

    • Fall (August-December)
      Applications accepted through Jan. 31.
      Interviews take place second and third weeks of February.
    • Summer (April-August)
      Applications accepted through Sept. 30.
      Interviewing the second and third weeks of October.
    • Winter/Spring (January-April)
      Applications accepted through May 31.
      Interviewing the second and third weeks of June.

 

Speech-Language Pathology
Brooke Koster, MA, CCC-SLP
616.840.8596
Brooke.McNamara@maryfreebed.com

Therapy (Mercy Health Saint Mary's Hospital)

Occupational Therapy
Sarah Zeinstra, OTR/L
616.685.6264
sarah.zeinstra@maryfreebed.com

Lisa Lively, COTA/L
616.685.6264
lisa.lively@maryfreebed.com

Physical Therapy
Rhoda Kranenberg, PT, SCCE
616.685.6264
rhoda.kranenberg@maryfreebed.com

Ryan Campbell, PTA/CCCE
616.685.6264
ryan.campbell@maryfreebed.com

Speech-Language Pathology
Amy McIntosh, MM, MA, CCC-SLP
616.685.6464
Amy.McIntosh@maryfreebed.com

Spine + Neurological Rehabilitation (Mercy Health Neuroscience-Hauenstein Center)

Occupational Therapy
Kayleigh Rogers, MS, OTR/L
616.685.6749
Kayleigh.Rogers@maryfreebed.com
Kayleigh.Rogers@mercyhealth.com

Physical Therapy – Neuro Rehabilitation and Spine Rehabilitation
Katie Dabkowski, PT, DPT, SCCE
616.685.5227
katherine.dabkowski@mercyhealth.com

Speech-Language Pathology
Jared Host, SLP
616.840.6846
jared.j.host@mercyhealth.com

Sub-Acute Rehabilitation (Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital)

Occupational Therapy
Jonathan Fife, OT
616.840.8764
jonathan.fife@maryfreebed.com

Physical Therapy
Bonnie Smith, PT, DPT, SCCE
616.840.8253
bonnie.smith@maryfreebed.com

Speech-Language Pathology
Yee Lam Nykamp, MA, CCC-SLP
616.840.8764
yeelam.nykamp@maryfreebed.com

ONBOARDING INFORMATION

In preparation for your clinical rotation, you must complete the onboarding process at least three weeks before your start date. Complete this for each clinical rotation, even if you’ve been a prior student or instructor at Mary Free Bed. All students and instructors MUST be cleared by the Medical Education Department prior to the start date.

1. Access the student onboarding website.

The following documents are required:

  • (2) MMR vaccines
  • (3) Hep B vaccines or titer
  • (2) Varicella vaccines or titer
  • TB test performed in the last 9 months
  • Covid-19 vaccine(s) or valid exemption
  • Flu shot for the current season (October – April)

2. Complete the required Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Training on the Mary Free Bed Education Academy website

Select the course “EMR – Online Training Inpatient Students.”

  • Click the Login button at the top, right of the screen.
  • Click “Sign Up” and complete all required information to create your account.
  • Once you have created your account, use the search feature at the top of the screen and enter “EMR”
  • You will see EMR Online Training courses. Please only complete the course listed above. Add the assigned training to your cart and proceed to checkout.
  • Ask your instructor for the coupon code to purchase the course for $5.00.

Once you have completed the EMR Online Training course you will receive a certificate of completion. You will need to upload this certificate to the VSys website listed above. Please email StudentOnboarding@maryfreebed.com with questions or concerns relating to this process.

FIRST DAY INSTRUCTIONS

Name badge
Please bring the name badge provided by your academic institution. You’ll also be provided with a Mary Free Bed identification badge that must be returned to your clinical supervisor on your final day.

Health emergency
We follow our hospital emergency procedures if a student needs medical attention for any type of injury or health emergency during working hours.

The on-duty nursing supervisor will be called immediately to determine the appropriate intervention. This may include an emergency room visit, a physician’s care, the student being sent home or continuing to work. Our Infection Control coordinator is available to determine if there are risks related to communicable or infectious disease. Students are responsible for any subsequent medical costs.

Parking
Free parking is available in the Cass Lot located on the corner of Wealthy Street and Jefferson Avenue.

Dining options
The Mary Free Bed Kitchen + Cafe offers fresh-from-scratch cooking with seasonal ingredients. Located on the second floor, it’s open for indoor and outdoor dining as well as grab-and-go meals.

Food also is available at the Urban Platter cafeteria in Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Hospital adjoining Mary Free Bed.

Housing
Students are responsible for making their own housing arrangements and for all related costs. For those looking for housing with universities not in West Michigan, email IPTherapySecretaries@maryfreebed.com.