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 [...]
A year and a half ago, Robert Hawkins was living on the street in San Francisco’s Financial District, struggling with diabetes and chronic lung disease. 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.
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.
Mitch and Venus, two recent additions to Highland Hospital’s cleaning crew, could show Rosie, the robot housekeeper in the 1960s cartoon series “The Jetsons,” a thing or two. Read more.
Patrick Corder, a firefighter and paramedic with the Alameda Fire Department and Emergency Services, doesn’t wait for people to call 911. He calls them first. Read more.
NPR's Michel Martin talks with Dr. Jessica Zitter about preparing high-school students to deal with end-of-life care. Zitter is a critical care and palliative medical doctor in Oakland, Calif. Read more.
Documentary filmmakers regularly venture into crisis zones to show us conditions in remote locations that we’ll never visit. Read more.
When it comes to treating patients, Dr. Steven Chen knows that only prescribing drugs is not enough. Read more.
Improving health equity and care access for underserved populations requires contributions from a variety of stakeholders both in and outside of the healthcare industry, and a new report has compiled several success stories that provide a blueprint for other areas to follow. Read more.