Often the road to hope and recovery is a maze with twists and turns that move forward then backward. Vern Criner has been navigating his maze for 4 years. Vern has suffered setbacks, surgeries, and despair. But, his times at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital have provided steps forward toward hope. Vern was a florist [...]
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1891, The Mary Free Bed Guild was established. 1915, The Mary Free Bed Guild membership had grown to fifty when the group posed for this picture at a Guild meeting at the home of Mrs. Warren H. Snow. Today the Mary Free Bed Guild continues to own and operate Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital (below). [...]
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 [...]
In 2002, the Mary Free Bed Guild of Grand Rapids created the Minority Scholarship Program to promote diverse staffing. Today, two former scholarship winners are now working at Mary Free Bed. Andrea Dennis is a past scholarship winner who now works as a Pediatric Resident at Mary Free Bed. Andrea said, “Winning the minority scholarship [...]