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Meijer Backs Michigan’s First Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital

Meijer Children's Rehabilitation Hospital

Meijer has donated $3 million to help fund construction of the Joan Secchia Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital, which will offer inpatient and outpatient services for kids with a range of conditions, including brain and spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, multi-trauma and cancer.

A partnership between Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation and Corewell Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, the facility will help them achieve the best possible outcome through collaboration, innovation and interdisciplinary care.

Meijer Children's Rehabilitation Hospital

Groundbreaking for the $70 million hospital is planned to take place this year, with expected completion in 2026.

“As a family-owned company, we are humbled to give to organizations that provide hope and healing to so many families,” said Meijer President and CEO Rick Keyes

“We’re thrilled to be able to help Mary Free Bed and Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital create the first children’s rehabilitation hospital in Michigan and provide support to families in times of need.”

Kent Riddle, CEO of Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation, said the organization was “incredibly grateful to Meijer for their generous support of our mission to restore hope and freedom to children and families.” 

“This donation will uplift families, empower communities, and make a lasting impact for thousands of children for generations to come,” he said.

The three-story children’s rehabilitation hospital will be built on Wealthy Street across from the Mary Free Bed Grand Rapids Campus, with a pedestrian walkway connecting the hospitals. It will have 24 private inpatient rooms, sophisticated technology fit for children and spaces for specialized services. 

“We’re deeply appreciative of Meijer for investing not only in this new pediatric rehabilitation hospital, but also in our pediatric patients who will benefit from it for years to come,” said Alejandro Quiroga, president of Corewell Health in West Michigan. 

“This $3 million gift will help our organizations continue our important missions and make positive impacts in our community.”

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