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Mary Free Bed chief psychologist recognized for work by National Academy of Neuropsychology

  GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Dr. Jacobus Donders, chief psychologist at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, has been honored by the National Academy of Neuropsychology with the Ralph M. Reitan Award for Clinical Excellence. The award recognizes Donders’ significant contributions to the clinical practice of neuropsychology. Donders oversees Mary Free Bed’s team of psychologists, who…


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Celebrate rehabilitation and ‘Thrive’ at Mary Free Bed gala

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The Mary Free Bed Foundation will host “Thrive, A Rehabilitation Celebration” on Nov. 2 at DeVos Place. The sixth annual gala will raise funds to help restore as much independence as possible to patients recovering from traumatic brain injuries. Traumatic brain injury is a leading cause of death and disability among adults and children in…


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Portage teen battles EEE virus with rehabilitation at Mary Free Bed

It was Aug. 16 when Kerri Dooley noticed her 14-year-old daughter wasn’t feeling well. Savanah DeHart had a severe headache and was acting dazed and lethargic. When her symptoms worsened overnight, Kerri took Savanah to the emergency room at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan, not far from their Portage home. Doctors performed several tests…


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Covenant HealthCare and Mary Free Bed Expand Joint Venture to Include Outpatient Rehab, Orthotics and more

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Leaders from Covenant HealthCare and Mary Free Bed are expanding the scope of their existing 50-50 joint venture. In addition to the current 41-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit, four more areas will be included in the partnership. The expanded Mary Free Bed at Covenant Joint Venture will now include: Inpatient Rehabilitation Outpatient Rehabilitation Orthotics and Prosthetics…


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Mary Free Bed Sports Rehabilitation opens high-tech Performance Lab

Mary Free Bed Sports Rehabilitation Performance Lab

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Triathletes, marathon runners and athletes who want to take it to the next level have access to state-of-the-art technology and services now offered by Mary Free Bed Sports Rehabilitation. Its new clinic at the SpartanNash YMCA features West Michigan’s only Performance Lab. The Performance Lab features technology new to the area,…


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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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