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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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Mary Free Bed to support athletes in Ironman 70.3 Traverse City

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – More than 2,800 dedicated athletes from across the country will descend on northern Michigan next week to swim, bike and run in the first-ever Ironman 70.3 Traverse City. Mary Free Bed at Munson Medical Center rehabilitation experts will be at the challenging endurance event to provide medical services and support for…
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Mary Free Bed Security Department awarded ‘Program of Distinction’ designation

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The security team responsible for maintaining a safe environment at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital has been recognized for its efforts by the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety. Mary Free Bed is the second hospital in Michigan to be named a Program of Distinction, an honor awarded by IAHSS…
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Mary Free Bed welcomes next generation of rehabilitation physicians to residency program

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Four physicians focused on restoring hope and freedom to patients recovering from serious injuries or illnesses have begun their post-graduate training at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. The 2019 class was selected from a pool of more than 400 candidates vying for spots in Mary Free Bed’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation…
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International tourney draws 80 wheelchair tennis athletes to Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS Mich. – Eighty wheelchair tennis athletes from all over the world will compete in Grand Rapids this weekend at the 2019 Midwest Wheelchair Tennis Championships, hosted by Mary Free Bed Wheelchair & Adaptive Sports. The highly competitive tournament will showcase athletes of all levels of experience, including Paralympians and hometown heroes. When: 2-6…
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World champion to compete in Amway River Bank Run wheelchair race

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The winner of the 2019 London Marathon men’s wheelchair race will be among an elite group of athletes competing Saturday in the Amway River Bank Run. Daniel Romanchuk, 20, looks to continue his remarkable year in this one-of-a-kind race after sealing major marathon victories not only in London, but Chicago, New…
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Lakeland and Mary Free Bed establish orthotics and prosthetics joint venture

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Spectrum Health Lakeland and Mary Free Bed Orthotics & Prosthetics have joined to create Mary Free Bed Orthotics & Prosthetics at Spectrum Health Lakeland, a joint venture providing advanced orthotic and prosthetic care for patients in southwest Michigan and northern Indiana. Located at 2500 Niles Road, Suite 9, in St. Joseph,…
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Kids, adults take adaptive wheels for a spin at Bikes for the Rest of Us

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Bike rides are a summer staple, and Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital wants to ensure everyone can join in the fun. The 24th annual Bikes for the Rest of Us, held April 27, will help to make that possible. Eighty-five participants at the event were paired with therapists who assisted in…
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Covenant HealthCare and Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation will build leading-edge rehabilitation hospital in Saginaw

Leaders from Covenant HealthCare and Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation approved a request to build a $40.7 million rehabilitation hospital. Located in Saginaw on the Covenant HealthCare main campus, the new building will include 48 inpatient beds with shelled space for 12 beds for future use, and a state-of-the-art outpatient therapy facility. In addition to new…
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Rehabilitation and technology improve patient experience

Grand Rapids, Mich. – Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital is partnering with technology company eVideon to improve patient experience. The 167-inpatient bed rehabilitation hospital uses the eVideon PX platform to entertain, engage and educate patients during acute rehabilitation stays. The technology provides patients, families and visitors with live TV, movies on demand and relaxation videos….
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