• The Waiting Room

    The Waiting Room takes viewers into Oakland's Highland Hospital, a safety-net hospital fighting for survival while weathering the storm of a persistent economic downturn. Stretched to the breaking point, Highland is the primary care facility for 250,000 patients of nearly every nationality, race, and religion, with 250 patients--most of them uninsured--crowding its emergency room every day. The film offers a raw, intimate, and often uplifting look at how patients, staff and caregivers cope with disease, bureaucracy, frustration, hope and hard choices during one typically hectic day.

    • Genre: Documentary
    • Director: Peter Nicks
    • Cast: Cynthia Y. Johnson, Dr. Douglas White
    • Writers: Peter Nicks
    • Run Time: 81 minutes


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