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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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Mary Free Bed limiting visitors to protect patients, staff and community

Mary Free Bed Fall Scene

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Mary Free Bed is addressing the surge in COVID-19 cases and working to reduce the spread by limiting the number of people coming into our buildings. As always, everyone visiting our main campus in Grand Rapids or any of our outpatient locations will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms or risk factors…


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Mary Free Bed outpatient locations open for rehabilitation care

Outpatient Opening

We’re making it safe and easy to get the care you need at several 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. We’re following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and State of Michigan guidelines for disinfecting, distancing…


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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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