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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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, [...]
Highland Hospital has been elevated to a Level 1 adult trauma center, the only one in the East Bay. Read More.
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 [...]
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provided to East Bay residents, and to highlight devastating impacts to those services if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.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 [...]
Lee: Tasion Kwamilele: 202.870.2697 | Tasion.firstname.lastname@example.org AHS: Lorna Fernandes: 510.506.0812 | email@example.com 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 [...]
August 3, 2017 – Congresswoman Lee Tours Highland Hospital’s Trauma Department, Discusses Direct Impacts of ACA Repeal
Lee: Tasion Kwamilele: 202.870.2697 | Tasion.firstname.lastname@example.org AHS: Lorna Fernandes: 510.506.0812 | email@example.com 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 [...]
Contact Lorna Fernandes firstname.lastname@example.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 [...]