About Highland

Founded on Tradition, Building for the Future

Highland Hospital opened its doors in 1927 and has been providing compassionate, quality care to the community ever since. In 2004, the new Koret Foundation Critical Care and Clinical Center opened, bringing Highland Hospital's emergency care, outpatient, and surgical facilities into the 21st century.


Highland Hospital is a true community hospital, playing many crucial roles. Highland is...

  • Alameda County’s major source of acute care for our most vulnerable population.
  • The county’s busiest Emergency Department, with over 85,000 visits annually.
  • A Trauma Center. In 2009, Highland Hospital treated more than 2,500 trauma patients- virtually every adult trauma patient in Alameda County.
  • One of the County’s largest employers, providing more than 2,600 jobs.
  • The largest teaching hospital in the East Bay with residencies (graduate medical education) in Internal Medicine, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Emergency Medicine. In addition, Highland Hospital is home to the UCSF/East Bay General Surgery Residency Program, which graduates 7 chief residents annually.

Now, to comply with new state regulations, Alameda County is making its biggest investment in community healthcare ever, with the Highland Hospital Acute Tower Replacement (ATR) Project. The ATR Project promises to carry on Highland Hospital's proud traditions and build on its strengths far into the future.

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