Families who have experienced serious health conditions including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which is often called Lou Gehrig’s disease, understand the value of Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in West Michigan. It’s one of the institutions we’re deeply proud to support because of their commitment to people in need—and their expertise in serving them with the latest medical technology.
What makes this clinic stand out from the rest? Several factors come to mind. For example, did you know Mary Free Bed is the only certified ALS Center in our region? It’s rare to find such a large team of specialists right at home, but the men and women who support patients and their families at Mary Free Bed are doing just that.
Consider also that the hospital is built around a partnership that includes Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and Mercy Health Saint Mary’s. This depth of expertise enables patients to receive the best possible care.
The hospital has come a long way from its inception. The facility began 125 years ago in 1891, when a group of women gathered the necessary funds to endow a hospital bed to support families who couldn’t afford it. Fast forward to today. Now, doctors and nurses are using state-of-the-art facilities funded by a $66.4 million expansion.
The mission of this hospital will always be to help patients identify the rehabilitation they need and stick to a plan that meets their needs every day. It’s no wonder the service-oriented Mary Free Bed has been in business for a century and a quarter—and we have no doubt it will do many amazing things in its next 125 years.