An award-winning documentary filmed in the Highland Hospital Intensive Care Unit has been nominated for two Documentary Emmys: Best Short Documentary and Best Editing in a Documentary. “Extremis” debuted in September on Netflix as the streaming service’s first short-form documentary. It follows the award-winning 2012 documentary “The Waiting Room,” also filmed at Highland. The film [...]
I WAS leafing through a patient’s chart last year when a colleague tapped me on the shoulder. “I have a patient who is asking about the End of Life Option Act,” he said in a low voice. “Can we even do that here?" Read More.
Highland Hospital has been elevated to a Level 1 adult trauma center, the only one in the East Bay. Read More.
Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter, author of Extreme Measures,discusses the ethics of using medical assistance to hasten death. Zitter is the subject of the Netflix documentary Extremis. Read More.
Ten students from Alameda High School talked quietly and munched on brownies as they sat around a long table in a conference room at Alameda Hospital on a recent Wednesday afternoon. Read more.
Health System Contact Terry Lightfoot firstname.lastname@example.org 510-535-7626 Media Contact Kyle McGuire email@example.com 925-790-2788 Training a Diverse Healthcare Workforce of the Future Alameda Health System, Alameda Unified School District and FACES for the Future Partner on a High School Internship Program Oakland, Calif. (March 7, 2017) – Alameda Health System (AHS), Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) and [...]
Documentary filmmakers regularly venture into crisis zones to show us conditions in remote locations that we’ll never visit. Read more.
After shooting meth put her in a Missouri hospital with six days of bleeding, Heather Surface stumbled out into the January cold last year, still drug-addicted, homeless and unaware that she had a dangerous liver infection. Read more.
Despite the availability of new ways to treat millions of people trapped by addiction to opioids, the news has not been good. Read more.
Alameda Health System Highland Hospital, one of only three Baby-Friendly designated hospitals in the Bay Area, has earned a spot on California’s 2016 Hospital C-Section Honor Roll. California Health and Human Services Secretary Diana Dooley recently recognized the Oakland hospital as one of 104 in the state which have met or exceeded a federal goal [...]