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Munson Medical Center, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital sign JOA

Munson Medical Center and Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital have signed a joint operating agreement that expands their partnership to provide rehabilitation services to northern Michigan residents. The agreement took effect Jan. 1. Mary Free Bed has managed inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services at Munson Medical Center since August 2015. A significant increase in the…
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Divya’s journey from India for selective dorsal rhizotomy, rehabilitation highlights successful collaboration between Mary Free Bed, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

Divya Harkema has a joy-filled smile that melts hearts and the power of love from a young mother intent on creating the best life for her daughter. Five-year-old Divya was born with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy, which affects her legs. She was living at Sarah’s Covenant Homes, an organization in Hyderabad, India, that provides group…
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Lila’s recovery from internal decapitation called miraculous

An August car crash near her Cedar Springs home left Lila DeLine with a life-threatening spinal cord injury. Essentially, she was internally decapitated when the force of the impact separated her skull from her spine, an injury that most often proves fatal. But Lila defied the odds. She was an inpatient at Spectrum Health for…
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Manage holiday stress with these simple tips

The holiday season can be equal parts joyful and stressful. From long to-do lists to strained family relationships and the desire to create the “perfect” holiday, we often put too much pressure on ourselves. When we feel stress, we increase our risk for stress-induced eating. Jessi Boehme, a registered dietitian at Mary Free Bed, has…
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Mary Free Bed at Home partners with Sunset for skilled home care services

Grand Rapids, Mich. – Officials from Sunset Communities will work with Mary Free Bed at Home to provide in-home services for its residents and members of the West Michigan community. Mary Free Bed at Home will deliver skilled nursing and rehabilitation care, while Sunset will continue to furnish all private duty services including homemaking, laundry,…
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‘Tis the season to holiday-proof your healthy eating goals

The holidays are a time to celebrate and enjoy family and friends. The season is filled with gatherings that feature festive meals and delectable treats – full of calories. But with a little planning, you can still enjoy yourself and stick to your wellness goals. Jessi Boehme, a registered dietitian at Mary Free Bed, offers…
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