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Mary Free Bed and Residential Home Health create Mary Free Bed at Home

Mary Free Bed at HomeGrand Rapids, Mich. (June 3, 2016) – Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital and Residential Home Health announce a new joint venture, effective today, which will provide expanded home health services to West Michigan patients. As a Medicare-certified home health provider, Mary Free Bed at Home offers customized, in-home care, including skilled nursing, physical and occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, medical social work and nutrition services. Advanced telehealth monitoring, a mobile alert system with 24-hour access to a nurse and specialized programs for chronic conditions also are available.

Mike Lewis, CEO of Residential Home Health, said: “By combining our expertise and capabilities along with a shared vision for quality and integrity, Mary Free Bed at Home makes a myriad of high-quality, in-home services available to West Michigan patients.” Mary Free Bed CEO Kent Riddle added: “Patients benefit by being able to arrange multiple, specialized services with just one phone call.”

Patients with a variety of conditions will be served. They may be returning home from hospitalizations following surgeries, accidents or illnesses, or need medical oversight or therapy following a new diagnosis or new medications. Staff will assist patients with insurance questions.

For additional information, visit maryfreebedathome.com or phone 855.602.2500.

About Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

A not-for-profit, nationally accredited, acute-care hospital, Mary Free Bed provides the most comprehensive rehabilitation services in Michigan. There are 14 specialized inpatient programs with 167 beds, 33 adult and pediatric outpatient programs and nine specialty services.

Since 1891, Mary Free Bed has focused exclusively on rehabilitation. Board-certified rehabilitation physicians lead teams of professionals who specialize in treating patients with specific diagnoses. A combination of expertise and leading-edge technology results in excellent clinical outcomes. Children and adults treated at Mary Free Bed not only regain more function, but they also are discharged to home and community settings more often than the national average.

A consortium of 26 general acute care hospitals are members of the Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Network. These alliances extend the availability of specialized rehabilitation services across Michigan.

About Residential Home Health

Founded in 2001, Residential Home Health is a Medicare-certified home health provider with operations in Michigan and Illinois. Since 2008, Residential has been caring for thousands of West Michigan patients annually. Residential Home Health is recognized as one of the leading providers of home health services in the United States and also has been honored as the top large (over 500 employees) healthcare employer in Michigan based on employee surveys each of the last three years. Residential also has successfully partnered with health systems to deliver integrated post-acute care solutions.

Each year from 2013 to 2015, Residential earned the coveted HomeCare Elite designation that recognizes the most successful home care providers in the United States. The Detroit Free Press has named Residential a Top 100 Michigan Workplace each year from 2011 to 2015.

Residential is known for its innovative, evidence-based programs that have made Residential a leader in reducing hospital readmissions. Comprehensive services available to patients returning home from an inpatient stay include:

  • Timely and thorough evaluations and initiation of services
  • Transitional nurse program
  • Medication management system
  • Exclusive 24/7 electronic Nurse Alert system (cellular enabled; GPS technology; accelerometer for remote fall detection; two-way communication capability)
  • One of the largest and most sophisticated home-based telehealth monitoring programs in Michigan

One Comment

Jeffery Swain

This is a great partnership and a very smart initiative!



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