Could this Queenslander home be ‘the one’ for you?

first_imgInside 112 Sackville St, Greenslopes“Every weekend we’d go to a cafe and flick through the real estate pages of the paper,” she said.Ms Spencer said they were blown away by the house at the inspection.“Within two minutes we realised this was ‘the one’,” she said.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours ago“It took us a long time to find it, but the wait was worth it.” The home at 112 Sackville St, GreenslopesMs Spencer said she loved the detailing and character in the home.“It has such great bones,” she said.The home has traditional character features such as high ceilings, ornate fretwork, leadlight windows and polished timber floors. The home at 112 Sackville St, GreenslopesOwners Helen Spencer and Dean Mole purchased 112 Sackville St, Greenslopes over 11 years ago.Ms Spencer said the couple had been looking for a year and a half before they settled on the Queenslander beauty. The home 112 Sackville, Greenslopes“We had a grand plan to renovate underneath, but life and work got in the way,” she said.“We’ll leave that dream for the next owners.”Ms Spencer said the location would appeal to buyers.“It’s a truly wonderful suburb. You are spoiled for lifestyle.” 112 Sackville St, GreenslopesPositioned on an elevated 809sq m corner block in Greenslopes is this 1930s Queenslander home. Inside 12 Sackville St, GreenslopesThere is also a bathroom, study area, formal lounge and dining room and front veranda, as well as a laundry, additional toilet and garage with storage underneath. Ms Spencer said there was potential to renovate the home downstairs. Inside 112 Sackville St, GreenslopesThe home has four bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, including the master bedroom that also has a bay window.At the back of the house is the kitchen, living and dining room that open out onto the covered deck area. last_img read more

Margaret Mary Health purchases property in Franklin County

first_imgBatesville, IN—On Friday, June 14, 2019, Margaret Mary Health completed the acquisition of 61 acres of property off State Highway 229, just north of its campus on Six Pine Ranch road.According to Tim Putnam, President and CEO of Margaret Mary Health, “The purchase of this land is an investment in the future.  As we look ahead at the role Margaret Mary fills within the community, this additional property provides us the opportunity to continue to meet our vision of being the best health care provider, where people choose to come for services; where physicians choose to practice; and where team members choose to work.”The property connects to where the Margaret Mary Physician Center and Outpatient and Cancer Center are currently located and provides the opportunity for future expansion, although there are no immediate plans for development at this time.“Today, our current facilities are meeting the needs of our providers and the patients we serve.  That said, the delivery of healthcare is evolving, the sophistication of technology is rapidly impacting patient care and the population we serve is continuing to age, increasing the demand for our services.  This is a long-term strategy for Margaret Mary, to make sure we are positively positioned for delivering care in the community for years to come,” noted Putnam.last_img read more

Keck doctors perform new robot-assisted procedures

first_imgThis summer, Dr. Jeffrey Hagen and Dr. Daniel Oh of the Keck School of Medicine of USC became the first doctors in Southern California to perform robot-assisted procedures with the new da Vinci Xi machine. Da Vinci robots, manufactured by the robotic surgical systems producer Intuitive Surgical, have been used worldwide since the Food and Drug Administration approved the first model of the machines in 2000.According to USC News, the Keck Medical Center of USC is the only facility in the world that has a training center for da Vinci technology.The brand new Xi model received FDA approval on April 1 of this year. It includes a simpler and more compact endoscope, an instrument that is used to look inside the body, with improved vision and clarity of image, smaller, thinner arms to allow for a greater range of motion and a longer instrument shaft for greater reach. To date, the most common procedures performed via da Vinci robots are hysterectomies (removal of the uterus) and prostatectomies (removal of the prostate). These improvements allow for more intricate applications, such as the thoracic surgery performed on a lung cancer patient by Hagen, who is chief of thoracic surgery, and Oh.Da Vinci technology also enables surgical procedures to be performed remotely, allowing surgeons to utilize their skills from afar. Past surgeries using similar robotic technology have included a transatlantic telesurgery performed in 2001, when surgeons at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York removed the gallbladder of a 68-year-old woman in Strasbourg, France.Robotic technologies improve operations with wristed instruments that allow for more dexterity as well as minimal incision sizes, shorter hospital stays and faster recovery periods for patients.Though robot-assisted procedures are often compared to laparoscopic surgery, robotic procedures cost approximately $1,300 more on average per surgery than those performed with laparoscopic devices. Laparoscopic surgery utilizes small incisions typically made in a different area than the part intended for surgery.According to Reuters Health, however, few doctors are skilled enough to perform laparoscopic surgery. Robotic surgery allows more patients to have access to minimally invasive surgery.Hagen pointed out that robotic technology was not meant to compete with laparoscopic procedures and that robotic technology should be viewed in terms of the advantages it provides over traditional open surgery.“As of 2012, 85 percent of prostatectomies have been performed using robotic technologies, while less than 1 percent have been performed laparoscopically,” Hagen said.For Keck students and faculty, having the da Vinci Xi machine represents their advanced expertise. Hagen also said that the robotic surgery program at Keck is the largest in the state of California and likely in the western United States. The program offers training across a broad range of specialties and is well recognized nationwide.last_img read more