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Update: West Michigan responds to call for masks and equipment

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Updated April 22 West Michigan residents and organizations are opening their hearts to Mary Free Bed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are grateful. Thanks to generous gifts to the Mary Free Bed Foundation’s COVID-19 Relief Fund, 30 iPads have been purchased to connect patients with their loved ones, health care providers, spiritual leaders and…

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COVID-19: Protecting our patients, staff and community

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Updated: Sept. 23, 2020 Mary Free Bed’s priority is the safety of our patients, staff and community. Our experts are working diligently to protect everyone’s health through enhanced protocols and added resources. These measures follow national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and State of Michigan mandates due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mary Free…

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Mary Free Bed Shares Expertise Nationally With Launch of Advisory Group

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – During the past 129 years, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan has earned a reputation for outstanding clinical outcomes, superior patient satisfaction and reasonable rates. Because there’ve been regular requests for information and advice, hospital officials decided to create the Mary Free Bed Advisory Group. A division of…

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Protect yourself against coronavirus and other viruses: Wash your hands, avoid touching your face, stay away from people who are sick

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With a surge in cases of COVID-19 and nearly 3,000 deaths worldwide, concerns and questions arise regarding the risks to people around the world. The World Health Organization has declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global health emergency. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is monitoring the rapidly evolving outbreak that emerged in Wuhan City,…

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Mary Free Bed launches Patient and Family Advisory Council

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital recently launched a Patient and Family Advisory Council, a steering committee tasked with creating better experiences for patients, caregivers and team members. The PFAC will meet quarterly, but committees will hold monthly workgroup sessions with specific goals. Members will look at ways to promote patient- and…

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Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation experts affiliate with Beacon Health System

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Leaders from Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital and Beacon Health System are pleased to announce a new collaboration. Under the terms of a professional services agreement, Mary Free Bed will manage the adult inpatient rehabilitation programs at Elkhart General Hospital in Elkhart and Memorial Hospital in South Bend. Beacon is the…

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Mary Free Bed scholarships available for 2020

2019 Disability and Minority Scholarship Recipients

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Applications are being accepted for the 2020 Mary Free Bed college scholarship programs. The Disability Scholarship Program and the Minority Scholarship Program are offered by the Mary Free Bed Guild, the nonprofit organization that owns the rehabilitation hospital. Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $5,000, and students are eligible to receive…

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Kids burn off energy at Junior Wheelchair Winter Sports Day

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Several kids got some much needed physical activity on the final day of winter break at Junior Wheelchair Winter Sports Day at the Mary Free Bed YMCA. Adult wheelchair athletes, instructors and other volunteers helped the kids burn off some energy playing basketball, softball, tennis and dodgeball. To see more offerings…

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Community Non-Profits Join Forces for Low Vision, Blindness Services

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Serving the West Michigan community for 106 years, staff members at the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired have improved life for thousands of children and adults who have low vision or blindness. Determined to design the future so ABVI could grow its programs and services, leaders looked to affiliate…

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