“Extremis” Documentary Filmed at Highland Hospital 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 [...]

2018-06-18T19:41:07+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Categories: AHS In The News|

Nursing Home Residents Fear Cuts From GOP Health Bill

Originally published in San Francisco Chronicle. By Catherine Ho July 8, 2017 Hawkins was taken to a hospital in an ambulance after a severe pulmonary episode left him unable to breathe. He was then admitted to Park Bridge, a long-term nursing facility in Alameda, where he has been living ever since. There, nurses [...]

2018-06-18T19:35:06+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Categories: AHS In The News|

Sanchez Family’s GoFundMe Raises More Than $20,000 for the Children Left Behind

Support Maria Mendoza-Sanchez family. The Highland Hospital residents’ GoFundMe account, created on Monday to assist nurse Maria Mendoza-Sanchez and her family, has raised over $21,370. Mendoza-Sanchez, a nurse in the Highland Hospital telemetry-oncology department for two years, left Wednesday night. In a letter to staff, Mendoza-Sanchez thanked her “Highland Hospital family” for their support. “Although, [...]

2017-10-12T18:08:10+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Categories: Latest News From AHS|

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

Originally published in National Public Radio. By Terry Gross August 9, 2017 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. Transcript TERRY GROSS, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. My guest is a critical care [...]

2018-06-18T18:26:25+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Categories: AHS In The News|

Congresswoman Barbara Lee tours Highland Hospital’s adult Level 1 Trauma Center

Oakland, Calif. – August 3, 2017 – Congresswoman Barbara Lee toured Highland Hospital’s newly designated adult Level 1 Trauma Center to learn more about the services provided to East Bay residents, and to highlight devastating impacts to those services if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. “I am truly pleased with the high-quality service [...]

2018-06-22T18:34:23+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Latest News From AHS, Trauma|

August 3, 2017 – Congresswoman Barbara Lee Tours Highland Hospital’s New Acute Tower

Lee: Tasion Kwamilele: 202.870.2697 | Tasion.kwamilele@mail.house.gov AHS: Lorna Fernandes: 510.506.0812 | lfernandes@alamedahealthsystem.org Congresswoman Barbara Lee Tours Highland Hospital’s New Acute Tower Oakland, Calif. – August 3, 2017 – Congresswoman Barbara Lee toured Highland Hospital’s newly designated adult Level 1 Trauma Center to learn more about the services provided to East Bay residents, and to [...]

2018-07-10T19:08:15+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Categories: AHS News Releases|

August 3, 2017 – Congresswoman Lee Tours Highland Hospital’s Trauma Department, Discusses Direct Impacts of ACA Repeal

Lee: Tasion Kwamilele: 202.870.2697 | Tasion.kwamilele@mail.house.gov AHS: Lorna Fernandes: 510.506.0812 | lfernandes@alamedahealthsystem.org MEDIA ADVISORY: Congresswoman Lee Tours Highland Hospital’s Trauma Department, Discusses Direct Impacts of ACA Repeal Oakland, CA – On Thursday, August 3, 2017, Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13) will tour Highland Hospital’s trauma center and will discuss the direct impacts to Alameda Health [...]

2018-07-10T19:07:46+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Categories: AHS News Releases|

August 3, 2017 – Highland Hospital Named East Bay’s First Adult Level 1 Trauma Center

Contact Lorna Fernandes lfernandes@alamedahealthsystem.org 510-506-0812 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Highland Hospital Named East Bay’s First Adult Level 1 Trauma Center American College of Surgeons recognizes Highland Hospital with this prestigious national honor Oakland, Calif. — August 3, 2017 — Alameda Health System today announced the American College of Surgeons’ (ACS) verified Highland Hospital as an [...]

2018-07-10T19:07:08+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Categories: AHS News Releases|