Documentary Filmed at Highland Receives Emmy Nominations

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 [...]

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New York Times Op-Ed on Medical Aid in Dying

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.

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Highland Hospital Named East Bay’s Only Level 1 Adult Trauma Center

Highland Hospital has been elevated to a Level 1 adult trauma center, the only one in the East Bay. Read More.  

By | 2017-09-29T22:34:15+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Categories: AHS In The News|Comments Off on Highland Hospital Named East Bay’s Only Level 1 Adult Trauma Center

NPR: A Physician Explores ‘A Better Path’ to the End of Life

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.

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Training a Diverse Healthcare Workforce of the Future

Health System Contact Terry Lightfoot tlightfoot@alamedahealthsystem.org 510-535-7626 Media Contact Kyle McGuire kyle@amfmediagroup.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 [...]

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Highland earns statewide honor

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 [...]

By | 2017-09-29T22:23:44+00:00 October 31st, 2016|Categories: Archive|0 Comments