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Adapted bikes for people with physical challenges

CONTACT: Beth Cranson Media Relations 616.840.8215 – office 616.540.0813 – cell beth.cranson@maryfreebed.com Grand Rapids, Mich. – Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital will be helping people with physical challenges secure bicycles of their very own this weekend. Bikes for the Rest of Us will give about 80 children and adults the opportunity to be evaluated and…
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Wheelchair Sports lauded by State Fitness Council

Grand Rapids, Mich. – The Mary Free Bed Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports Program (WAS) has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 Governor’s Fitness Award in the category of Extraordinary Event/Organization. Finalists will be recognized during a legislative reception at the State Capitol on April 24, followed by an awards ceremony that evening at Ford…
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Sparrow and Mary Free Bed establish Lansing rehabilitation venture

CONTACT: Beth Cranson Media Relations 616.840.8215 – office 616.540.0813 – cell beth.cranson@maryfreebed.com Lansing, Mich. — Sparrow Hospital and Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital have joined together to create Mary Free Bed at Sparrow, a joint venture providing advanced inpatient rehabilitation care for patients in the mid-Michigan region. The rehabilitation unit at Sparrow will expand to…
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25K wheelchair division marks 25 years

CONTACT: Beth Cranson Media Relations 616.840.8215 – office 616.540.0813 – cell beth.cranson@maryfreebed.com Grand Rapids, Mich. – For the 25th consecutive year, the Mary Free Bed Guild is sponsoring the 25K Wheelchair Division of the Fifth Third River Bank Run. To acknowledge and honor this milestone, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital is reflecting on the past…
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Hip ski flick fronts fundraiser to encourage helmet use

CONTACT: Beth Cranson Media Relations 616.840.8215 – office 616.540.0813 – cell beth.cranson@maryfreebed.com Grand Rapids, Mich. – A highly acclaimed ski movie will be featured at Wealthy Theatre as part of a fundraiser that also will include a silent auction, raffle, discounted lift tickets and a give-away of winter sports helmets. Sherpa Cinema’s feature film “Into…
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Doubles tennis tourney fundraiser this weekend

CONTACT: Beth Cranson Media Relations 616.840.8215 – office 616.540.0813 – cell beth.cranson@maryfreebed.com Grandville, Mich. – Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital’s 10th Annual Adult Charity Tennis Tournament takes place this weekend, January 4-5, at Ramblewood Tennis & Health Club in Grandville. More than 50 players, both able-bodied and in wheelchairs, will participate in the doubles tourney,…
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A crowning moment for Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital on Dec. 19, 2013

CONTACT: Beth Cranson Media Relations 616.840.8215 – office 616.540.0813 – cell beth.cranson@maryfreebed.com Grand Rapids, Mich. – Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital will mark a significant milestone in its $62.5 million expansion and renovation when one of the final steel beams is placed atop the new building at 10 am December 19, 2013. The Crowning Ceremony…
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Third pediatric physiatrist joins Mary Free Bed

CONTACT: Beth Cranson Media Relations 616.840.8215 – office 616.540.0813 – cell beth.cranson@maryfreebed.com Grand Rapids, Mich. – Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital has expanded its number of pediatric physiatrists by hiring a third doctor who specializes in this relatively rare field of medicine. Physiatrists are medical doctors who receive fellowship training in physical medicine. Fewer than 300…
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Four new CARF accreditations for Mary Free Bed

Grand Rapids, Mich. – Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital’s amputation programs as well as the home and community services programs have been newly accredited by CARF International, the independent non-profit accrediting agency for rehabilitation hospitals. These 4 new accreditations boost the number of accredited rehabilitation programs to 11 for Mary Free Bed. Each one demonstrates a…
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Mary Free Bed patient first in Michigan to receive Kickstart Walking System

Grand Rapids, Mich. – Mary Free Bed patient Lisa Curtis of Portage, Michigan will literally be putting the ‘spring back in her step’ when she becomes the first person in the state to receive Seattle-based Cadence Biomedical’s new Kickstart Walking System. The session is set for 10:30am this Friday, July 19 at Mary Free Bed…
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