“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 film [...]

2017-10-03T22:18:53+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Categories: AHS In The News|

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.

2017-10-12T18:01:52+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Categories: AHS In The News|

Immigrants Not Seeking Medical Care Is a Public Health Issue

Cinco de Mayo, the celebration of Mexican-American culture, reminded us that as a community, Alameda County embraces many cultures and draws strength from the diversity of our immigrants —whether newly arrived or longtime residents.  Read more.

2017-10-12T18:13:09+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Categories: AHS In The News|