Highland Hospital (Oakland, California)

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Highland Hospital
Alameda Health System
Location1411 E 31st St, Oakland, CA 94602, United States
Care systemCommunity Hospital
Hospital typeTeaching
Affiliated universityUCSF
Emergency departmentLevel I Trauma
ListsHospitals in the United States

Highland Hospital is a public hospital in Alameda County, Oakland, California. It is operated by the Alameda Health System. It is the primary trauma center and a county hospital in Alameda County.

It has been an adult Level I trauma center since August 3, 2017[1] and an adult Level II trauma center since 1985 and operates the most trafficked emergency department in the county.[2] Highland Hospital is affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and is also home to the UCSF East Bay Surgery Program. Their medical residency programs are among the most competitive and highly sought after in the nation.


Alameda Health System History

Coordinates: 37°47′54″N 122°13′54″W / 37.7983°N 122.2316°W / 37.7983; -122.2316[3]

The Waiting Room[edit]

Highland Hospital was the location of The Waiting Room, a 2012 documentary film and social media project directed by Peter Nicks composed of vignettes of events, patients, doctors, and staff at Highland, compressed as if the events occurred over one day.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Highland Hospital Named East Bay's First Adult Level 1 Trauma Center | Alameda Health System". www.alamedahealthsystem.org. Retrieved 2017-08-04.
  2. ^ Designated trauma centers. From State of California Emergency Medical Services Authority. Access 2012-07-19
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Highland Hospital

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