Free Screening of "The Waiting Room" 8.13.13
Transforming Health | 08.06.13
In honor of National Health Center Week, Family First Health will host a free screening of the documentary film, “The Waiting Room” at 6:20 p.m. Aug. 13 at York Little Theatre in Spring Garden Township. Doors will open at 5 p.m.
“The Waiting Room” is a behind-the-scenes look at a U.S. public hospital facing the challenge of caring for a community of largely uninsured patients. The film paints a picture of the intimate struggles that both the doctors and patients face while coping with disease and bureaucracy.
G. Allen Johnson at the San Francisco Chronicle calls the film, "Astounding and moving."
And, The Washington Post's Ann Hornaday writes, "Peter Nicks’s magnificent documentary spends a day in the life of an over-crowded and under-resourced hospital emergency room in Oakland, Calif., where a staff of compassionate professionals provide care to a startlingly diverse population of patients. This subtle, compassionate tableau lifts the veil on a world often described in terms of squalor and despair, finding the inherent dignity and perseverance therein."
National Health Center Week — Aug. 11 to Aug. 17 — aims to highlight transformations that benefit the health of communities.
Celebrating America’s Health Centers: Transforming Healthcare in our Local Communities is this year’s theme.
To get free tickets for the screening, visit familyfirsthealthwaiting-eac2.eventbrite.com.
Watch the trailer:
Published in Get Involved