Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences

GVSU and Mary Free Bed partner on new motion lab

Jan 12, 2018

In an effort to strengthen the region's health care talent pipeline and serve the needs of rehabilitation patients, Grand Valley State University and Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital are expanding their partnership. The expansion comes with a new motion analysis lab that provides gait analysis, allowing physical therapists the ability to study patients walking patterns.

The new lab at Grand Valley’s Cook DeVos Center for Health Sciences in Downtown Grand Rapids will house Mary Free Bed specialists and give Grand Valley physical therapy students on the job training.

Grand Valley State University is announcing plans for the construction of its third healthcare building along Grand Rapids Medical Mile. Grand Valley State University continues advancing projects making it the region’s number one provider of healthcare professionals.

The university announcing its breaking ground on a $70 million facility. The building will house health professions and nursing programs. The new construction next to Grand Valley's Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences is scheduled to break ground in June of 2018 and be completed in May of 2021.

 Grand Valley State University moved one step closer to expanding its health campus into Grand Rapids Belknap neighborhood.

In recent years Grand Valley State University has purchased 18 acres of property in the Belknap neighborhood. Properties located across the highway from its Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences on the north side of I-196.

The developed Belknap properties into a residential area will expand GVSU’s health campus into roughly four neighborhood blocks.