Posted on October 28, 2020

Mary Free Bed staff, patients do the ‘Time Warp’

To say this year hasn’t been easy or typical is an understatementThe COVID-19 pandemic, social unrest and all those election ads inspired staff in the Mary Free Bed Sub-Acute Rehabilitation Program to say “Let’s Time Warp out of 2020.” 

Based on a song from the 1975 cult classic film The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” staff and patients choreographed a socially distanced and masked performance. The music video features more than two dozen creatively costumed staff members from several departments and patients having a littlfun with “just a jump to the left and then a step to the right. 

In light of all that’s going on in the world, we wanted to spread a little hope and love,” said Kiersten Cudney, interim administrator of the Sub-Acute Rehabilitation Program. “If this video makes one patient or one hardworking clinician smile, we did our job. 

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

Sub-acute rehabilitation falls under state and federal regulations and guidelines for skilled nursing facilities. To protect patients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control recommends no visitors.  

Staff maintained compliance with mask-wearing and social distancing while filming this project.