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Mary Free Bed partners with Brooks, Madonna rehabilitation hospitals for telehealth research study in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Telehealth during COVID pandemic

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital is teaming up with two rehabilitation partners to launch a research study that will advance the use of telehealth for rehabilitation during public health crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The study will obtain vital data and feedback used to shape the future of telehealth for…

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National association honors Mary Free Bed CEO with Leadership Award

Kent Riddle, CEO

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (AMRPA) has recognized Kent Riddle, president and CEO of Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, with the AMRPA National Leadership Excellence Award. The announcement was made Oct. 8 at AMPRA’s virtual Fall Educational Conference and Expo, where the medical rehabilitation industry celebrates excellence in the field….

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Register now to host a Mary Free Bed ‘Thrive’ party

Thrive Gala entertainment Jordan Carson and Zach Henderson

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – “Thrive,” the Mary Free Bed Foundation’s annual gala, may look a little different this fall, but its mission remains the same. Instead of one large event attended by hundreds of people, the Foundation is offering opportunities for sponsors to host smaller parties and support Mary Free Bed’s Wheelchair & Adaptive Sports…

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Mary Free Bed ranked Top Rehabilitation Center in Michigan by Newsweek


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Newsweek officials today announced their first ranking of rehabilitation organizations, and Mary Free Bed tops the list in Michigan for 2020. The ratings are based on quality of care, service and follow-up care in addition to accommodations and amenities. Newsweek partnered with global market research firm Statista Inc. to rank the…

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Mary Free Bed names Chief Operating Officer

Ingrid Cheslek, Chief Operating Officer

Mary Free Bed’s new Chief Operating Officer has more than 30 years of health care experience. Ingrid Cheslek joined Mary Free Bed in 2015 as the Chief Nursing Officer and in 2016 was also named Chief Clinical Operations Officer. The first woman to serve as COO at Mary Free Bed, Cheslek oversees all aspects of…

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Mary Free Bed develops breathing therapy techniques for COVID-19 recovery

Virtual Therapy for COVID-19 Patient

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Mary Free Bed clinicians have expanded their ReCOVery℠ Program for patients with COVID-19 who need inpatient rehabilitation and for those who can fight symptoms at home with the help of outpatient services. The comprehensive program includes new respiratory techniques and protocols that help those battling this beast of a virus. Developed…

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New doctors begin rehabilitation-focused residency at Mary Free Bed

New Residents photos

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Four physicians committed to excellence in rehabilitation and helping people rebuild their lives have begun post-graduate training in Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital’s Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency. They were selected from an applicant pool of more than 300 candidates. The Class of 2023 begins the rigorous three-year program just a…

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Mary Free Bed graduates first class of PM&R residents

PMR Residency Graduating Class

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Four physicians who came to Mary Free Bed from across the country will graduate Saturday in the inaugural class of the hospital’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency. The rigorous post-graduate program provides clinical, educational and research opportunities in all areas of PM&R, including amputation, brain injury, cancer, pediatrics, stroke and spinal…

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Mary Free Bed outpatient locations reopen for rehabilitation care

Outpatient Opening

WELCOME BACK! We’re excited to be able to serve you in person again, and we’re making it safe and easy to get the care you need at a number of convenient locations. Would you rather receive virtual services from home? We can do that, too! In-Person Visits You can feel confident coming to see us….

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Mary Free Bed opens ReCOVery Unit for COVID-19 patients

Mary Free Bed Exterior View

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – There is a new rehabilitation program at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital for patients recovering from COVID-19. The dedicated “ReCOVery Unit” is serving patients who need intensive rehabilitation but still test positive for the virus. Whether COVID-19 is a primary or secondary diagnosis, these patients are focused on one thing: safely…

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