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Mary Free Bed Sub-Acute Rehabilitation named among best in nation

The Mary Free Bed Sub-Acute Rehabilitation program has earned a five-star rating from U.S. News & World Report to land a spot on its list of Best Nursing Homes for 2017-18.

U.S. News analysts evaluated more than 15,000 nursing homes nationwide, and just 15 percent (about 2,300) were identified as a “best nursing home.” The rankings are designed to help people make informed health care decisions.

“The rating is a reflection of patient rehabilitation outcomes and the way we deliver care,” said Leslie Shanlian, administrator of the Mary Free Bed Sub-Acute Rehabilitation program. “Only 28 percent of Michigan’s 444 skilled nursing facilities attained a five-star rating. The average in Michigan is 3.4. We’re delighted with this news.”

Earlier this year, the Mary Free Bed Sub-Acute Rehabilitation program was awarded a five-star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Rankings are based on health inspections, staffing and quality of medical care.

Since 2009, U.S. News has relied on data from Nursing Home Compare, a program run by CMS, to develop its annual nursing home ratings report. Mary Free Bed Sub-Acute Rehabilitation is one of only five programs in West Michigan to be named a top-performer. Find all of the rankings here.

The Mary Free Bed Sub-Acute Rehabilitation program provides short-term inpatient rehabilitation to help patients recover from an illness, injury or surgery. A joint venture with Trinity Health Senior Communities, it’s located on the fifth floor of Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Rapids.

Mary Free Bed, the fifth-largest freestanding rehabilitation hospital in the country, provides acute rehabilitation for patients recovering from traumatic injuries or illnesses. The Sub-Acute Rehabilitation program’s multidisciplinary team develops a less intense level of rehabilitation.

Skilled nursing and rehabilitation is available for adults with many conditions, including:

  • Multiple injuries, including complex fractures
  • Stroke
  • Amputation
  • Cancer
  • Heart attacks and cardiac surgery
  • General weakness or deconditioning after illness or surgery
  • Orthopedic surgeries, such as laminectomy/fusion, hip and joint replacement, and hip fracture repair.

Mary Free Bed is a not-for-profit, nationally accredited, rehabilitation hospital. 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 comprehensive services and an exclusive focus on rehabilitation enables specialty physicians and staff to help patients achieve outstanding clinical results. For additional information, visit maryfreebed.com.

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