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Mary Free Bed Selects Epic for New Electronic Medical Records Service

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – It’s going to be Epic, say Mary Free Bed clinicians and IT professionals. Leaders from Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital have signed a 10-year agreement with Covenant HealthCare officials to extend their electronic medical record (EMR) software called Epic to Mary Free Bed. Electronic medical records are the digital version of…


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U.S., Russian teams to compete in international youth sled hockey tournament

Sled Wings Hockey Tournament

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – For the first time, Grand Rapids will host the International Youth Sled Hockey Invitational, drawing elite teams from across the United States and Russia. Grand Rapids’ Junior Sled Wings will hit the ice against the Youth Russian National All-Star Sled Hockey Team, along with the Hope Inc. Hurricanes from Minnesota and…


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Halloween Heroes Parade: Child-Inspired and Created with Love

Halloween Parade Workshop

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Halloween is just around the corner, and we know 35 kids who just can’t wait! They’ve decided what they want to be and have been measured for customized costumes that make their wheelchairs disappear. Volunteers from the community and Mary Free Bed are sawing, gluing, pounding and painting. They’re adding lights,…


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Mary Free Bed chief psychologist recognized for work by National Academy of Neuropsychology

  GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Dr. Jacobus Donders, chief psychologist at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, has been honored by the National Academy of Neuropsychology with the Ralph M. Reitan Award for Clinical Excellence. The award recognizes Donders’ significant contributions to the clinical practice of neuropsychology. Donders oversees Mary Free Bed’s team of psychologists, who…


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Celebrate rehabilitation and ‘Thrive’ at Mary Free Bed gala

Thrive Graphic

The Mary Free Bed Foundation will host “Thrive, A Rehabilitation Celebration” on Nov. 2 at DeVos Place. The sixth annual gala will raise funds to help restore as much independence as possible to patients recovering from traumatic brain injuries. Traumatic brain injury is a leading cause of death and disability among adults and children in…


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Portage teen battles EEE virus with rehabilitation at Mary Free Bed

It was Aug. 16 when Kerri Dooley noticed her 14-year-old daughter wasn’t feeling well. Savanah DeHart had a severe headache and was acting dazed and lethargic. When her symptoms worsened overnight, Kerri took Savanah to the emergency room at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan, not far from their Portage home. Doctors performed several tests…


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Covenant HealthCare and Mary Free Bed Expand Joint Venture to Include Outpatient Rehab, Orthotics and more

Covenant HealthCare

Leaders from Covenant HealthCare and Mary Free Bed are expanding the scope of their existing 50-50 joint venture. In addition to the current 41-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit, four more areas will be included in the partnership. The expanded Mary Free Bed at Covenant Joint Venture will now include: Inpatient Rehabilitation Outpatient Rehabilitation Orthotics and Prosthetics…


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Mary Free Bed Sports Rehabilitation opens high-tech Performance Lab

Mary Free Bed Sports Rehabilitation Performance Lab

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Triathletes, marathon runners and athletes who want to take it to the next level have access to state-of-the-art technology and services now offered by Mary Free Bed Sports Rehabilitation. Its new clinic at the SpartanNash YMCA features West Michigan’s only Performance Lab. The Performance Lab features technology new to the area,…


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Mary Free Bed continues impact on rehabilitative care with full accreditation of PM&R Residency

GRAND RAPIDS – Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital’s role as an innovative, academic institution got another boost when it received full accreditation of its Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program. This opens the door for Mary Free Bed to impact another dimension of rehabilitative care. “Mary Free Bed has been a pioneer in rehabilitation for…


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