Sparrow and Mary Free Bed establish Lansing rehabilitation venture

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Lansing, Mich. — Sparrow Hospital and Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital have joined together to create Mary Free Bed at Sparrow, a joint venture providing advanced inpatient rehabilitation care for patients in the mid-Michigan region.

The rehabilitation unit at Sparrow will expand to 40 private Patient rooms and two therapy gymnasiums, which will be built during the next 18 to 24 months.

In 2012, Sparrow and Mary Free Bed signed a Coordination of Care Agreement, formalizing a longstanding relationship and fostering greater collaboration between our medical professionals to establish joint protocols, exchange evidence-based best practices, and coordinate Patient care between hospitals.

“The establishment of Mary Free Bed at Sparrow supports our joint missions to provide highly specialized rehabilitative care for our Patients,” says Kris Tennant, Director of Mary Free Bed at Sparrow. Tennant previously held the position of Director of Rehabilitation at Sparrow.

Mary Free Bed has the most comprehensive rehabilitation services in the state. Sparrow is the largest provider of inpatient rehabilitation care in mid-Michigan and has the region’s only Level l Trauma Center.

About Sparrow Hospital – Sparrow, a member of the prestigious Mayo Clinic Care Network, is mid-Michigan’s premier healthcare organization and includes hospitals in Lansing, St. Johns, Ionia and Carson City as well as Physicians Health Plan, Sparrow Physicians Health Network, the Sparrow Medical Group and the Michigan Athletic Club. Sparrow is affiliated with Michigan State University’s three human health colleges. Through these partnerships and the dedication of our 10,000 Physicians, Nurses, Staff and Volunteers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and Patient experience. For more information, visit

About Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital – Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital has served the needs of children and adults since 1891 and today offers the most comprehensive rehabilitation services in Michigan. In addition to an alliance with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, named by US News as the nation’s top rehabilitation facility for two decades, the Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Network includes relationships with leading acute care hospitals in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, and Muskegon. Visit for additional information.

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