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GRAND RAPIDS — Nearly four years after forming a research center, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital wants to focus more on exploring and developing potential new therapies to treat patients.

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After completing most of a $66.4 million renovation and expansion in 2016, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital looks to 2017 as a year to finish the project and to reach out further into new markets in Michigan. Mary Free Bed has five contracts with hospitals in Muskegon, Kalamazoo, Traverse City, Lansing and Pontiac to provide inpatient rehabilitative care. The Grand Rapids-based rehab hospital is “just thriving right now as an institution in every way you can measure” and presently is holding discussions with a half-dozen acute-care hospitals to join its care network, CEO Kent Riddle told MiBiz. 

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BATTLE CREEK — The former Southwest Regional Rehabilitation Center Inc. has settled claims that it improperly billed Medicare for care that was later ruled to be medically unnecessary.

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Battle Creek Unlimited is working with Southwest Regional Rehabilitation Hospital to market the 40,000-square-foot, two-story facility and the surrounding five acres. Developed in 2005, the campus sports a “beautiful park-like setting,” said Southwest Regional CEO Kevin Arnold.

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The return of the charitable tax credits. Community foundations along with public museums, universities, food banks and many others have been able to offer their donors credits to their Michigan Income Tax liability.

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Wednesday, 11 January 2012 16:01

Kent Riddle

“We already know that Medicare reimbursements to hospitals such as Mary Free Bed will remain flat, while Medicaid reimbursements will actually decrease. In fact, long-term and skilled nursing facilities have already seen a significant decline in their Medicare reimbursements.

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