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Mary Free Bed celebrates Pride Month and its commitment to inclusion

Rainbow flag for Pride Month raised at Mary Free Bed

Pride Month is an opportunity for the world to celebrate and honor the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQIA+) community. Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation is a place for healing, and that’s why we’re committed to supporting important causes for equality and condemning discrimination. This month, we’re proud to fly a rainbow flag on campus…


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Mary Free Bed reopens ReCOVery℠ Unit due to increase in COVID-19 cases

Dr. Wang and team in the ReCOVery Unit

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The ReCOVery℠ Unit at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital is operational for the third time in response to a significant surge of patients with COVID-19 in West Michigan hospitals. The dedicated unit is for patients who need intensive inpatient rehabilitation and have recently tested positive for COVID-19. The 11-bed ReCOVery℠ Unit…


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Mary Free Bed staff member honored with Essential Service Award

Carol Lyman, Senior Administrative Assistant

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Mary Free Bed employee Carol Lyman’s efforts to ensure the health and safety of patients, visitors and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic have been recognized with a 2020 Essential Service Award by West Michigan Works! Lyman, a senior administrative assistant, is among eight frontline workers honored by the organization for going…


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Mary Free Bed dishes up new dining services for patients

Dining entrees from new kitchen

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – There’s a lot cooking at 235 Wealthy Street these days. With the launch of its in-house food and dining service, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital patients are enjoying a new menu of nourishing meals tailored to their specific needs. Patients who need rehabilitation sometimes require a long hospital stay, and nutrition…


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Holland Community Aquatic Center will include Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation

Holland Community Aquatic Center

HOLLAND, Mich. – Holland Community Aquatic Center officials have invited Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation clinicians to bring their expertise to town. Beginning this summer, Mary Free Bed therapists will be using the center’s warm-water pool, fitness space and private treatment rooms with capacity for additional growth. Physical therapy will be available to treat a variety…


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Mary Free Bed expands partnership to two northern Michigan hospitals

Mary Free Bed at Munson - Cadillac and Grayling

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital has launched a joint operating agreement to bring state-of-the-art rehabilitation to patients in Cadillac and Grayling. Mary Free Bed will manage the outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy services at Munson Healthcare’s Cadillac and Grayling hospitals. This new program is called Mary Free Bed at Munson…


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Mary Free Bed Sub-Acute Rehabilitation again ranked among nation’s best

Kiersten Cudney, center, at Mary Free Bed Sub-Acute

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – For the fourth straight year, Mary Free Bed Sub-Acute Rehabilitation has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for Best Short-Term Rehabilitation. More than 15,000 organizations were evaluated. Mary Free Bed ranked better than both state and national averages for consistency of nurse staffing, fall prevention, the amount of physical…


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Mary Free Bed receives first doses of COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital received its first shipment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine this morning and vaccinations began this afternoon. Rehabilitation physician Richard Ball, M.D., was the first person immunized. He’s the medical director of the Mary Free Bed Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Program, which trains physicians specializing in rehabilitation…


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Mary Free Bed re-opens ReCOVery℠ Unit for COVID-19 patients

ReCOVery Unit Therapy Patients

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The ReCOVery℠ Unit at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital is operational once again. The dedicated unit is for patients who need intensive inpatient rehabilitation and have recently tested positive for COVID-19. The 12-bed ReCOVery℠ Unit is in a physically isolated area of Mary Free Bed’s main campus hospital. All Centers for…


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Mary Free Bed expands patient capacity to support community

Mary Free Bed

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – West Michigan general acute-care hospitals are seeing a significant surge of patients with COVID-19, and Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital officials are adding temporary beds to help reduce the strain. The state has granted approval for the additional beds, and the first 14 are operational. These beds are for patients who…


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