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Mary Free Bed, Spectrum Health establish Forum for Hospital Collaboration

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Experts from Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital and Spectrum Health have been long-time collaborators in patient care and are now forming a deeper relationship. “For years we have worked closely with clinicians at Mary Free Bed to coordinate care for patients who can benefit from the highly specialized technology and expertise…


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Parade transforms dreams into Halloween reality

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Parents of children with special needs often say their kids can feel left out of typical kid activities. That’s not the case with Mary Free Bed’s Halloween Heroes parade. Each young participant chooses what he or she will be for Halloween, and a team of volunteers works together to bring those…


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Mary Free Bed and University of Michigan collaborate on research

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital and the University of Michigan’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation are partnering on research to help people with spinal cord injuries. Researchers from Mary Free Bed and the University of Michigan are collaborating on a three-year study investigating the effect of a novel exercise training…


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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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Inclusive dance video ‘Miracles in Motion’ showcases hope, rehability

 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – “Miracles in Motion” is an inclusive dance video featuring Mary Free Bed employees, former patients and campers from our Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp. This project was inspired by and created to celebrate National Rehabilitation Awareness Week and was our entry for ArtPrize 10, Grand Rapids’ international art competition. Produced by…


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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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