The Waiting Room Series
The Waiting Room is a social documentary that examines the patients, doctors, and staff of Highland Hospital. It is described as “a film about one hospital, its multifaceted community, and how our common vulnerability to illness bind us together as humans.” To see the entire series, please visit: www.whatruwaitingfor.com
William Morgan and his three sons Matthew, Joshua and Andrew wait for their mom to get medication to treat her diabetes.
In the summer of 2009 Andrew Morris was shot in the head in a road rage incident while driving with his three young children in Oakland, CA. With the courageous help of his children he survived and spent a month recovering at Alameda County Medical Center’s Highland Hospital. He was later transferred to Fairmont Rehabilitation Hospital where he received physical, occupational and speech therapy. Now he’s going home without health insurance, not knowing if all the bills will be paid.
Guadalupe Zavala waits in the Highland Hospital ER waiting room for her brother to receive treatment for high sugar levels.
By Aaron Harries
The official trailer for "The Waiting Room," a feature length documentary film exploring the daily struggle of patients and caregivers as they pass through the waiting room of Highland Hospital, a public hospital serving in Oakland, CA. It is a co-production between ITVS, Open'hood, and Peer Review Films.
Other Highland Videos
Class of 2009 Graduation Video by Teri Reynolds (aka TRex). Meet everyone who makes the Highland ED one of the most unique and amazing places to work.
Little John and Lea's wedding in the hospital