Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital proudly hosted 70 top wheelchair tennis players from the United States and Canada for the 2012 Midwest Wheelchair Championship, on July 12-15. Nationally and internationally ranked athletes played for a purse of $11,500 during the four-day competition, including four paralympians. This event also marked the announcement that the Grand Rapids [...]
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Gene Baldwin, devoted employee for nearly half a century, shares stories from his time as part of the Mary Free Bed family. Did you encounter Gene during your time at Mary Free Bed? If so, share your memory with us in the comments.
Scott Rigsby, the first double-leg amputee athlete to finish the grueling 140 mile Ford Ironman Marathon. Scott came to Grand Rapids in March to speak to the audience about his life, his book “UnThinkable,” and the importance of an active lifestyle. The event, “No Finish Line in Site” was sponsored by Mary Free Bed, Gazelle [...]
On Monday, April 12, the Mary Free Bed Guild will hold a dedication ceremony for the sculpture Rain by artist Anna Donahue. The Guild bought and commissioned the piece to be bronzed after exhibiting it at the hospital for ArtPrize 2009. Artist Anna Donahue and her family have ties that run deep with both art [...]