People die in hospitals. They suffer pain, discomfort and embarrassment, and must try to rest and recuperate in a strange environment. They share their caretakers with other patients and can never get the continuous, personal attention that they receive from their families at home. All hospitals, including Athens-Limestone, begin with that against them.
That having been said, my family and I have used Athens-Limestone Hospital on many occasions, for life-threatening conditions, routine tests and minor emergencies. We have been treated respectfully and cordially on every occasion. We have never left the hospital disappointed in the diagnoses or the treatments that we received, and I credit them with life-saving actions on at least two occasions. I do not doubt that some people have had bad experiences with the hospital, but we have not.
Thanks to the administrators, doctors, and staff. It is comforting to know that you are serving our community.