Longtime Alameda Health System doctor shares his family’s story

Alameda Health System is, and always will be, a part of my family. When my wife, Jessica, and I were expecting our first child in 2006, we knew we wanted the newest addition to our family to be born at Highland Hospital, where…

  • 9 out of 10 babies are delivered without complications.
  • OB/GYN physicians are in the top 30 percent in national rankings on patient satisfaction scores.
  • Jessica completed her Surgical Residency, learning from expert clinicians in one of the most sought after programs in the country.
  • I have worked for 15 years as a pediatrician in the outpatient Pediatric Clinic, witnessing on a daily basis my co-workers’ dedication to providing quality medical care for the youngest and most vulnerable members of our community.

The birth of our first child was a remarkable experience, and one I feel was improved by delivering at Highland. The personal investment of the Maternal Child Health team in caring for my wife and newborn child, as well as the one-on-one attention we received, truly impressed me. We went on to have all three of our children delivered at Highland, a fact each of our kids proudly embraces. They even call it “their hospital” whenever they visit!

As a parent and physician, I have experienced firsthand the compassion and commitment of our providers in delivering world-class care to every patient we treat.

This top-notch care is funded in part by the support we receive from contributors in our community who believe in our mission of Caring, Healing, Teaching, Serving All. I ask you to join me in helping to ensure these services continue by making your donation today. With your partnership, with our partnership with Alameda Health System Foundation, we will achieve results that we can all be proud of: quality medical care for those who need it most and a healthy start for over 1,000 babies—much like my own—who are delivered at Highland Hospital each year.



Robert Savio, MD
Chief of Pediatrics, Highland Hospital


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