$995,000 / MLS# 1232742
With high ceilings and large sun filled windows, this stunning home seamlessly transitions from indoors to out. Only 7 years young, this 6800 sq ft custom built home finished from top to bottom boasts attention to every detail. Interior French beveled-glass doors, custom built-ins, rich woodwork, gleaming hardwood floors, skylights, bow windows, coffered ceilings, cathedral ceilings, multiple fireplaces and granite are just a few of the amenities throughout this pristine & well cared for home. The main level Kitchen w/Breakfast Area & Hearth Room is truly the heart of this home and leads to the outdoor Kitchen/Patio overlooking the beautifully landscaped backyard. The lower level is completely finished and includes a fully equipped Kitchen, Family Room, Media Area, Exercise Room w/mirror, Game Room, full Bath and boasts an additional heat source that is electric/hot water. An outdoor brick playhouse w/electricity & heat overlooks the meticulous landscaping and waterfall feature.
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$665,000 / MLS# 1216073
Move right into this Stunning 4 Bedroom Colonial in Lindwood (equestrian farm). Spacious rooms on every level, this meticulous home is finished from top to bottom. Impressive two-story Entry, formal Living Room & Dining Room with gleaming hardwood floors and a 24×17 Family Room with a brick gas fireplace, built-ins and an amazing bowed window seat with storage, looks out to the enclosed 44×12 back Porch. The fully equipped Eat-in Kitchen has an additional staircase leading to the upper level. Hours will be spent in the finished lower level with a Kitchenette and home Office. The fenced in backyard encloses an in-ground pool and the scenic views are simply breathtaking. Call Today – Much More to See in This Exceptional Home!
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Susan is a 52-year-old mother of two who wants to pursue a graduate degree in Education. Terry is in the Army and travels extensively, access to a degree no matter where he is deployed is critical. Don, a paramedic, must take continuing education every year to maintain his license. Ann is on her university’s swim and dive team and finds it difficult to schedule her classes around her practices and meets.
Jessie is a home-schooled high schooler but would like some additional learning opportunities. These people have one thing in common – they need education and training that will work with their lifestyles and circumstances, they either don’t have the ability to attend class in person or have opted out of the traditional class setting.
Over twenty years ago, an innovation and game changer to education was created to address the needs of Susan, Terry, Don, Ann, and Jessie – access to classes offered over the internet. The innovation of online learning has truly changed the face of education to a point where it is now considered a viable option for students of all ages.
Online learning started out very simply, email was the primary communication between the faculty and student – more along the lines of an electronic correspondence course with adults as its primary target. For those early adopter educators, it was very clear that online was going to be a disruptive force because it provided the flexibility and access to higher education needed by many students.
Online certainly had its critics and still does today, however as technology has improved and a new profession has been established around online learning, the model is here to stay. Today, online learning is available from kindergarten through graduate degrees providing options that were unheard of twenty years ago. [Read more…]
Employee reactions can be mixed when company leaders announce plans for a team-building activity that they hope will improve camaraderie and collaboration in the workplace.
Some workers express enthusiasm and others indifference, but at least one-third inwardly groan. A Citrix study once showed that 31 percent of employees say they dislike team-building activities altogether.
But that could be because too often such activities get the competitive juices flowing, even though the real goal is to get people working together, says Zorina Wolf, who facilitates team-building efforts using drum circles.
“Let’s face it, we are taught to be competitive, especially in the corporate world,” says Wolf, author of “Whole Person Drumming – Your Journey Into Rhythm.”
“So when people hear about plans for a team-building activity – in my case, a drumming activity – they start to worry about measuring up. Will I be able to do this? Will I look foolish compared to everyone else?”
Relax, Wolf says. [Read more…]
Vascular surgeons bring new level of care for the diagnosis and treatment of vein disorders
Sharon Regional Health System recently announced the launch of a new Vein Center at Sharon Regional. Led by vascular specialists, Gus Abuhamad, M.D. and John Ambrosino, M.D., the experienced team of specialists at the Vein Center bring more than 50 years of combined experience to offer a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of all acute and chronic venous problems.
Treatments include clot removal strategies, both catheter-directed and surgical, for patients with acute venous problems such as upper and lower extremity Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT), blood clot in leg or arm and Pulmonary Embolus (PE) or blood clot in the lungs. These represent emerging treatment strategies for decreasing the risk of death and long-term complications of acute venous problems.
The team also offers advanced techniques for the treatment of chronic venous problems such as varicose veins and spider or thread veins, patients with lower extremity or upper extremity edema, or swelling venous ulcers or open wounds of the legs, and pelvic congestion syndrome.
By Dennis Knox
Healthcare expenditures in the U.S. exceed $2.9 trillion each year, representing more than 17.4% of the GNP1. It should be noted that 80% of this expenditure is associated with chronic disease and, therefore, it is no surprise that Population Health is addressing the identification of at-risk populations and patients with early stage chronic conditions, not to mention the growth of our aging population.
With healthcare reform driving the shift from volume to value, Urgent Care Centers (UCCs) represent a key care component of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) as well as the IHI Triple Aim that directly impacts access/convenience and reduced costs.
Between UCCs and retail medical clinics that are in stores like Walgreens, CVS and Target, convenient care is approaching 10,000 sites throughout the U.S. The Urgent Care concept originated in the late ‘70s and has proliferated in recent years, fueled by a shortage of primary care physicians and overbooked primary care offices, long emergency room wait times and the high cost of emergency room care.
This leaves patients frustrated and feeling like they have no place to turn when they have an immediate need for medical attention but their condition is not an emergency. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated in 2012 that nearly 80% of visits to emergency departments were due to a lack of access to other healthcare providers2. The niche market of urgent care therefore has a huge opportunity to make an impact. [Read more…]
By Lyndsi Stafford
We get it, you’re busy.
You’re a business owner, attempting the proverbial hat trick. You know, the one where you are the founder, manager, HR director, IT technician and on occasion, the janitor.
Where does day-to-day social media marketing come into play? It doesn’t.
That’s why I am here to provide eight ways on how to enhance your business presence online in under five minutes. Because five minutes is really all you have.
1. Keep Your Social Media Profiles Consistent
If you are on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn, it is very important to ensure all your channels have a consistent look and feel, as well as messaging.
Your one line bio on Instagram should match the same one line bio on Twitter. Therefore, people have a clear understand of what you do. Additionally, you don’t see Coca Cola running around with a variety of logos. They spend millions to make sure you can recognize their logo, whether you’re in Nightmute, Arkansas or Placenia, Belize. (Yes, both those places actually exist.)
While you may not have the marketing budget of Coca Cola, you can look like them by having consistent branding on your website and social media channels.
2. “Just Keep Posting, Just Keep Posting” – Digital Dory
This is a tricky one, yet very important. When people start following the awesome posts and blogs on your social media pages, they expect to see them on a consistent basis. We really encourage posting on a daily basis, if not weekly. I can already hear you saying, “when does someone have time for this…”
One word: Hootsuite. Platforms like Hootsuite or Sproutsocial allow you to schedule posts ahead of time. Therefore, on Sunday night you can schedule out everything you wish to publish throughout the week. Then continue to check your pages for comments and questions throughout the week. [Read more…]
Right at Home of the South Hills, based in McMurray, Pa., has expanded its geographic reach to provide service to all of the South Hills region and Washington County. The company has experienced rapid growth while building a reputation for consistency, reliability and quality of service.
“Our model is very simple,” explained Doug Ashe, the president and owner of Right at Home of the South Hills. “Client satisfaction is almost entirely built on the level of trust and confidence that each client has in the caregivers chosen to serve them. Our job is to select caregivers who are highly capable and reliable, but who also are able and willing to function in our ‘Serve First’ model. That model states that the definition of success in each of our client-caregiver relationships is defined by the client. Each engagement is as unique as the people we serve. With that in mind, we work hard to help our clients articulate their goals and needs so we can then turn that discussion into very specific deliverables in the care plan. We then combine a clear definition of success and a level of support to caregivers that is unequaled in their experience, to empower them to meet clearly understood client needs and exceed clearly understood client goals.”
The company has invested heavily in a clinical staff – including registered nurses and a physician assistant – who manage all of the care assessments and care planning for the client, as well as the supervision of the caregivers. They also manage the caregiver assimilation process that provides a clinical escort to all caregivers meeting a new client on their first day of service. That meeting reduces anxiety for both the client and the caregiver while also reinforcing the specialized and personalized care plan that will be provided to the client. [Read more…]