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Mary Free Bed partners with Synzi to streamline admissions and virtual consults

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Virtual care company Synzi announced that Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, a not-for-profit Michigan-based rehabilitation hospital, has selected its virtual care communication platform to streamline admissions by remotely connecting clinicians and patients. The platform also will enable virtual consults across the Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Network of 30-plus hospitals throughout Michigan. Mary Free Bed…
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Help Kids Thrive – Tickets on sale for 2018 Mary Free Bed Foundation Gala

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Mary Free Bed Foundation Gala, titled “Thrive,” is Saturday, Nov. 3 at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids. Proceeds will support Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital pediatric programs with a focus on autism, cerebral palsy and chronic pain. It’s your chance to help kids and their families enjoy better futures. The…
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Richard M. DeVos 1926-2018

With great sadness, we join the millions who mourn the passing of Rich DeVos. As one of the many beneficiaries of Rich’s philanthropy, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital and the patients we serve are better because of his generosity. Rich’s heartfelt messages of hope, healing and the power of a positive attitude will resonate always….
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Eighty wheelchair tennis athletes compete at international tournament in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Eighty wheelchair tennis athletes are convening in Grand Rapids for the 2018 Midwest Wheelchair Tennis Championships, presented by Mary Free Bed Wheelchair & Adaptive Sports. This highly competitive, hometown tournament features a mix of amateur and elite athletes such as Paralympian Nick Taylor and Mary Free Bed athlete Mayleah Koop (seated…
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Shriners Hospitals for Children partners with Mary Free Bed to launch telehealth program

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Michigan families will have more convenient visits with their specialists and reduced transportation costs thanks to a new collaboration between Chicago and Cincinnati Shriners Hospitals for Children and Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Instead of making out-of-state trips, young patients and their families can receive consultations from…
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Paralympians lead charge in River Bank Run handcycle, wheelchair divisions

Two Paralympians are among the elite athletes to compete in the 41st annual River Bank Run on Saturday in downtown Grand Rapids. Aaron Pike and Tom Davis will hit speeds of more than 18 mph, making the wheelchair and handcycle divisions two of the event’s most exciting races. Davis, who represented Team USA in the…
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Grand Rapids Thunder captures first national championship

The Grand Rapids Thunder rumbled into Phoenix for the United States Quad Rugby Association national tournament and emerged with the 2018 Division II championship. It’s the first national title for Mary Free Bed’s quad rugby wheelchair team. The No. 2-seeded Thunder defeated the top-seeded Northridge Knights of California, 58-52, in the wheelchair rugby tournament April…
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Music motivates Mary Free Bed patients, putting the harmony in rehabilitation

Sharlet Alagia was walking across the street when she was struck by a car in the crosswalk. The impact broke her back, and Sharlet underwent emergency surgery at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo to repair the injury to her spinal cord. When she came to Mary Free Bed four days after the accident, Sharlet could…
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Junior Pacers clinch 2018 NIT Championship at National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament

The Mary Free Bed Junior Pacers once again captured a national championship at the 2018 National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament in Louisville, Kentucky, and coach Lee Montgomery couldn’t be more proud. “We had some ups and downs throughout the tournament, but these kids never gave up,” Montgomery said. “They never gave up.” The Junior Pacers –…
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