Mary Free Bed wins Chamber’s Excellence in Business Award

Mary Free Bed EPIC Award 2015

L-R: Jill Novak, Administrative Assistant – Executive Administration; Molly Krauss, Guild and Board of Trustees member; Kent Riddle, CEO; and Julie Ridenour, Guild and Board of Trustees member.

Grand Rapids, Mich. – Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital received the Excellence in Business Award from the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce during the sixth annual EPIC Awards on June 1, 2015 at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park.

Mary Free Bed Chief Operating Officer Kent Riddle, who accepted the award, thanked the community and congratulated employees for “making Mary Free Bed an EPIC place to work and receive care.”

The awards ceremony recognizes business and individuals for their entrepreneurial, progressive, innovative and collaborative (EPIC) efforts. Other finalists in the Excellence in Business category were Holland Home and Wolverine Building Group.

Mary Free Bed is a not-for-profit, nationally accredited, rehabilitation hospital. For 124 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

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