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Mary Free Bed - Kids

Joan Secchia Children's Rehabilitation Hospital

Mary Free Bed Kids and Corewell Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital share a vision to elevate and expand levels of care for kids. We're planning to build the first rehabilitation hospital in Michigan that's 100% dedicated to kids.

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Care comes in all shapes and sizes

At Mary Free Bed Kids, you'll find expert care and lots of love. Maximizing your child’s potential is at the heart of what we do. We offer a full range of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs and services for children of all ages, from birth to adulthood.

Restoring hope and smiles.

At Mary Free Bed, we heal with our hands and treat with our hearts. We believe:

No two children are alike, so each child’s rehabilitation is unique.

Laughter is a healing tool, and it makes everything more fun.

You become part of our family, so expect to be loved.

Why Mary Free Bed Kids?


We provide Michigan’s most comprehensive pediatric rehabilitation services.


The hospital on our main campus in Grand Rapids is home to the only secure-access inpatient rehabilitation unit for kids with complex medical needs in the state. We consistently exceed national benchmarks for rehabilitation results, scoring higher than the national average for functional improvement and being able to head home after graduation.

We want nothing more than to help your child flourish.



Our Team

Board-certified pediatric physiatrists – physicians who specialize in rehabilitation for kids – lead integrated teams of experts. They have the heart, training and skills to help your child recover as much — and as soon — as possible.

As needed, team members include:

  • Nurses
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physical therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Recreational therapists
  • Music therapists
  • Registered dietitians
  • Care managers
  • Speech-language pathologists

Loved ones play an important role in your child’s care, too! You’ll be involved in every aspect of your child’s care, including participation in therapy sessions.

Meet our doctors

Dr. Henry with peds patien

Personalized Care for Kids

Mary Free Bed Kids offers comprehensive rehabilitation for children with complex and common conditions.
Our goal is the same as yours: Maximize your child’s abilities and independence.


We provided specialized care for kids who require intensive rehabilitation due to serious illnesses and injuries.

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Rehabilitation programs and services are available for kids recovering from injuries and other disabling conditions.

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We provide specialized care for kids who need orthotic, prosthetic and other adaptive equipment.

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Faces of Rehabilitation

Brothers Jurian and Jaden Shaffer were enjoying a fresh Michigan snowfall when their sled struck a tree and changed their lives forever.

Jurian faced a long road of recovery after a severe leg break. His little brother, Jaden, experienced a traumatic brain injury and spent 11 weeks in intensive rehabilitation with Mary Free Bed Kids.

With help from their community, their faith and Mary Free Bed, the Shaffer family gets stronger every day.

Meet the shaffers

Jaden and Jurian Shaffer

We've been endorsed by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities with a Pediatric Specialty Accreditation for meeting high standards.

Israel Manzano - Cerebral Palsy
Safe and Sound

Mary Free Bed Kids has the only secure-access inpatient unit for children and adolescents in Michigan.

Sledding with Vandy
Fun Loving!

Our pediatric rehabilitation experts are creative, disguising therapy as play. Rehabilitation + Fun = Better results.

Madelynn Birchmeier Outpatient Peds Covid Early Development Pt With Micah July 2021 14

Mary Free Bed Kids ranks in the top 10% in the nation for overall inpatient satisfaction.


Take a look at some questions parents often ask about our Mary Free Bed Kids inpatient program.

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