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Mary Free Bed Sub-Acute Rehabilitation Ranked Among Nation’s Best

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – For the third year in a row, Mary Free Bed Sub-Acute Rehabilitation has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for Best Short-Term Rehabilitation. U.S. News rated over 15,000 organizations nationwide to help patients and families make informed health care decisions.

Joyce Pfab crafts at SAR

Patient Joyce Pfab shows off her crafty creations at Mary Free Bed Sub-Acute Rehabilitation.

Factors considered include availability and consistency of nurse staffing along with fall prevention, and Mary Free Bed ranked better than the Michigan and national averages. Additionally, 79% of Mary Free Bed patients received more physical therapy compared to the Michigan average of 34% and the national average of 42%.

“We’re extremely excited about this ranking and recognition,” said Leslie Shanlian, administrator of Mary Free Bed’s Sub-Acute Rehabilitation program. “Our staff members really concentrate on getting patients back to their lives, and our higher-than-average return-to-home rate proves that.”

Mary Free Bed Sub-Acute Rehabilitation, a partnership between Mary Free Bed and Trinity Health Senior Communities, offers short-term inpatient rehabilitation for patients recovering from an illness, injury or surgery. It’s located on the fifth floor of Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in downtown Grand Rapids. The program’s multidisciplinary team coordinates a less intense level of rehabilitation than the acute-care programs on floors three and four.

Conditions treated include:

  • Amputation
  • Cancer
  • General weakness or deconditioning after illness or surgery
  • Heart attack and cardiac surgery
  • Multiple injuries
  • Orthopedic surgery (i.e. laminectomy/fusion, hip and joint replacement and hip fracture)
  • Stroke



Mary Free Bed is a not-for-profit, nationally accredited, rehabilitation hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich. Since 1891, 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 more than 110 specialized medical and sports rehabilitation programs and an exclusive focus on rehabilitation enables our specialty physicians and staff to help patients achieve outstanding clinical results. For additional information, visit maryfreebed.com.

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