October 31, 2023

MI-SCIMS Partner Mary Free Bed Celebrated Halloween with Annual Trunk-or-Treat

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, which is part of the Michigan Spinal Cord Injury Model System (MI-SCIMS) held their annual Halloween Trunk-or-Treat for patients on Friday, October 27th in Grand Rapids.

Fox 17's Matt Witkos covered the event on their website and newscast: "No tricks for treats at Mary Free Bed's annual Trunk-or-Treat"


What is MI-SCIMS?

The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Michigan Medicine and the Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Rapids were selected as one of 18 spinal cord injury (SCI) Centers of Excellence for SCI Research and Clinical Care in the United States. The MI-SCIMS aims to expand and enhance health management for all individuals living—and aging—with SCI in Michigan and throughout the United States. MI-SCIMS will participate in the SCIMS National Database, which is the world’s most extensive SCI database, containing information on almost 50,000 people injured since 1973.

MI-SCIMS will also disseminate resources and training to individuals with SCI, their families and caregivers, health care professionals, and the public in order to facilitate a continuum of care that extends from Emergency Medical Services at the time of injury to outpatient vocational services and long-term follow-up.