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Mary Free Bed appoints new chief medical officer

Dr Michael Jakubowski

Grand Rapids, Mich. – Michael S. Jakubowski, M.D., has been named chief medical officer for Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. He assumes the role immediately.

A member of the Mary Free Bed medical staff since 1987, Dr. Jakubowski is board certified in both physical medicine and rehabilitation as well as internal medicine. Respected in the community for his expertise, he has served as medical director of rehabilitative services at Metro Health, was elected twice by his peers to be Mary Free Bed’s chief of staff and, most recently, was named medical director of the Mary Free Bed Spine Center.

“Mary Free Bed has an astounding history and history is repeating itself,” Jakubowski said. “I’m excited to be part of a team that is partnering with many superb healthcare systems to make transformational changes in the manner rehabilitation services are delivered.”

Dr. Jakubowski attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the University of Michigan Health System and his internal medicine residency at Henry Ford Hospital.

Dr. Jakubowski replaces John F. Butzer, M.D., who retired earlier this year to launch the John F. Butzer Center for Research & Innovation at Mary Free Bed.

Beth Cranson
Media Relations
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Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital – Mary Free Bed is a not-for-profit, nationally accredited, acute-care rehabilitation hospital. For more than 120 years, we have served the needs of children and adults – restoring hope and freedom through rehabilitation. The scope of rehabilitation services on the Mary Free Bed campus is not found anywhere else in Michigan: 80 acute-care inpatient beds, extensive outpatient programs and home-based services. The combination of comprehensive services and our exclusive focus on rehabilitation enables specialty physicians and staff to achieve outstanding clinical results for patients. For additional information, visit www.maryfreebed.com.

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