Munson, Mary Free Bed Expand Partnership
By Ross Boissoneau | Jan. 4, 2019
Munson Medical Center and Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, a not-for-profit rehabilitation hospital in Grand Rapids, recently signed a joint operating agreement to expand their partnership. Mary Free Bed, which offers more than 110 specialized medical and sports rehabilitation programs, has been managing the inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services at Munson Medical Center since August 2015. Under the agreement, which took effect Jan. 1, Mary Free Bed will continue to manage the inpatient rehabilitation unit at Munson Medical Center and outpatient services at Munson Community Health Center.
Additionally, rehabilitation at Munson Outpatient Services-West on Rosewood Drive and Munson Outpatient Services-Kingsley will join the Chums Corner location as Mary Free Bed at Munson Medical Center operations. Three Traverse City-based physiatrists – physicians specialized in physical medicine and rehabilitation — will be employed by Mary Free Bed as part of the agreement: Kimberly Augenstein, M.D.; Andrew Cole, M.D.; and Marshall T. Poole, D.O.