Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital Partners with Mary Free Bed


Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital and Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital have launched a joint operating agreement to bring state of the art rehabilitation services to Cadillac. Mary Free Bed will now manage the outpatient physical, occupational, and speech therapy services in Cadillac, retaining the local team of therapists that patients know and trust.  

Mary Free Bed is one of the largest and most comprehensive rehabilitation hospitals in the United States, providing more than 110 specialized medical and sports rehabilitation programs. Their exclusive focus on rehabilitation enables their specialty physicians and staff to help patients achieve outstanding clinical results. Mary Free Bed consistently exceeds the national average, and in some areas, leads the way. Its rehabilitation network expands this same outstanding expertise to other Midwest regions, including three dozen hospitals in Michigan and Indiana. 

The collaboration with Cadillac Hospital gives patients the convenience of nationally recognized rehabilitative services close to home. Greater focus on stroke and brain injury recovery, joint rehab, and cognitive pain therapy are just a few of the enhancements patients have access to thanks to the new partnership.

“The entire Cadillac-based rehab staff transitioned to Mary Free Bed, and it was an incredibly smooth and very positive experience,” said Peter Marinoff, Cadillac Hospital community president.  “In addition to our core rehab services, we will work with Mary Free Bed to develop the Pine Grove building into an outpatient facility with enhanced programs to support community health and wellness.”  

Mary Free Bed has collaborated with Munson Medical Center for inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services since 2019. In 2020, the inpatient unit in Traverse City treated 395 patients with a discharge to home status of 81 percent, exceeding that of the national average.  Mary Free Bed at Munson Medical Center patients achieved more functional improvement than the national average as measured through the Quality Reporting Program. The transition to Mary Free Bed allows for the expansion of these best practices and state of the art care for outpatients in the Cadillac area.

“Mary Free Bed enjoys a tremendous relationship with Munson Medical Center, and we’re excited to expand this partnership to additional hospitals within the Munson Healthcare system,” said Kent Riddle, president and CEO of Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. “Together we’ll add programs, enhance services and promote recovery in northern Michigan.”

The new program is called Mary Free Bed at Munson Healthcare.  Similar changes are taking place at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital and their satellite clinics in Roscommon and Prudenville.  For further details on the new partnership and Mary Free Bed at Munson Healthcare, visit