The Waiting Room

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Release Date: September 26, 2012Running Time: 81 mins.
MPAA Rating: NoneBox Office: $244,092.00
Genre: Documentary

Cynthia Y. Johnson
Douglas White
Eric Morgan
Demia Bruce

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Go behind the doors of 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.

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