GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Spectrum Health Lakeland and Mary Free Bed Orthotics & Prosthetics have joined to create Mary Free Bed Orthotics & Prosthetics at Spectrum Health Lakeland, a joint venture providing advanced orthotic and prosthetic care for patients in southwest Michigan and northern Indiana.
Located at 2500 Niles Road, Suite 9, in St. Joseph, Mary Free Bed certified orthotists and prosthetists help fit patients with adaptive equipment, such as cranial reshaping helmets, artificial limbs and external braces designed to enhance and improve their functional ability after a serious injury, illness or other debilitating condition.
“Lakeland and Mary Free Bed have worked together for years to meet the needs of our rehabilitation patients, and we are pleased to formalize this new relationship,” said Scott Nolte, director of Lakeland Rehabilitation. “This partnership means patients can find the same high-quality, compassionate rehabilitation care they have come to expect from Lakeland, with the addition of specialized orthotics and prosthetics care available close to home.”
“From the time work began on this joint venture, we recognized Lakeland employees share our passion for serving patients,” said Ron Mishler, vice president of Mary Free Bed Orthotics & Prosthetics. “We’re excited to grow our relationship and provide outstanding orthotic and prosthetic services to southwest Michigan.”
In 2015, Lakeland joined the Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Network, an innovative alliance of hospitals and providers throughout Michigan. The network was established in 2011 to extend Mary Free Bed’s expertise as one of the leading rehabilitation hospitals in the Midwest, creating a seamlessly integrated system of rehabilitative care for patients.
About Mary Free Bed
Mary Free Bed Orthotics & Prosthetics is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, a not-for-profit, nationally accredited rehabilitation hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. For more than 125 years, Mary Free Bed has restored hope and freedom through rehabilitation for children and adults who have experienced brain injuries, strokes, spinal cord injuries, multiple traumas, amputations, cancer and other diagnoses. The combination of 110-plus specialized medical and sports rehabilitation programs and an exclusive focus on rehabilitation enables our specialty physicians and staff to help patients achieve extraordinary clinical results. For additional information, visit maryfreebed.com.
About Spectrum Health Lakeland
Spectrum Health Lakeland is a non-profit, community-owned health system serving southwest Michigan and northern Indiana. We offer a full continuum of care and wellness services, including three hospitals, an outpatient surgery center, a cancer center and 41 physician practices. Lakeland is a division of Spectrum Health with 30,000 compassionate professionals, 4,100 medical staff experts, 3,200 committed volunteers and a health plan serving 1 million members. For the second time, Spectrum Health Lakeland was recognized as a 15 Top Health System by IBM Watson Health™. Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph and Lakeland Hospital Niles were also named to the 100 Top Hospitals list in 2014 and 2019.