Mary Free Bed purchases Mercy Health Orthotics & Prosthetics program

Muskegon, Mich. – Mary Free Bed Orthotics & Prosthetics (O & P) Corporation is expanding services to Muskegon with the purchase of Mercy Orthotics and Prosthetics. The transaction becomes effective July 1, 2013.

The seven-member Mercy O & P staff will be employed by Mary Free Bed, so relationships that have developed over the years with patients can be continued. Muskegon area patients will also have the benefit of access to leading-edge technology and fabrication at the Mary Free Bed O & P main campus. Several computer-aided scanning and manufacturing systems in Grand Rapids enable experts to measure and manufacture braces and artificial limbs more quickly and with more precision.

To better accommodate the growing operation, the Mary Free Bed O & P Muskegon Program will move to a temporary location on July 1, 2013 at:
1078 East Sternberg Road
Muskegon, MI 49444

Mastectomy Services will remain in the current location in the Mercy Health Westshore Professional Building at:
1560 E. Sherman Boulevard, Suite 125
Muskegon, MI 49444

Background Information
Orthotics & Prosthetics
Orthotics is the rehabilitation specialty that focuses on bracing weak or ineffective joints, muscles, and bones. The brace is called an orthosis and is designed to support the spine as well as disabled, misshapen, or post-operative limbs and heads.

Prosthetics is the branch of medicine that deals with the fitting, production, and use of artificial body parts. After an amputation of an arm, hand, leg or foot, many people choose to be fitted with a prosthetic device.

Mary Free Bed Orthotics & Prosthetics Corporation
For more than 75 years, Mary Free Bed O & P has been serving the needs of children and adults. Services include patient evaluations, fabrication of braces and prosthetic devices, fitting, instruction on proper use, adjustments, and repairs. The Mary Free Bed O & P team includes physicians specializing in rehabilitation medicine, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, board certified orthotists and prosthetists, as well as orthotic and prosthetic technicians.

Mercy Health
Mercy Health is a multi-campus health care system dedicated to providing highly personalized care, excellent access to primary care providers and specialists, and a more informed patient experience. Mercy Health serves West Michigan and the lakeshore with five hospital campuses, 58 physician offices, more than 1,300 medical staff physicians, more than 800 hospital beds, and 7,200 associates. Mercy Health Physician Partners, our multi-specialty physician network, employs a total of 491 providers: 275 Physicians and Advanced Practice Professionals in Grand Rapids, and 216 Physicians and Advanced Practice Professionals in Muskegon and the lakeshore. The system includes leading teaching hospitals and renowned clinical leadership in oncology, cardiology, orthopedics, and neurology. Mercy Health Saint Mary’s is a Magnet®-recognized hospital.

Mercy Health is a regional health ministry of the Livonia, Michigan-based CHE Trinity Health, one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 21 states from coast to coast, with 82 hospitals, 89 continuing care facilities, and home health and hospice programs that provide nearly 2.8 million visits annually.

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