I took my wife into the emergency room with a high fever. They admitted her that night. They gave her IVs and some how the fluid went to her lungs. The doctor that they had caring for her would come in the room and cough over her. I went to patient services and had him removed. Anyway my wife ended up in ICU for over a week. Athens Regional/Piedmont almost killed her. Now I'm having to pay for there terrible service. We saw the maintenance lady clean the sink with the same rag she cleaned the toilet. She cleaned the toilet first. We will never go back to that hospital unless that is the last resort. The hospital has gotten worst since Piedmont took over. Some of the employees will tell you the same thing. Today we got a nasty call from the collection agency where the hospital turned it over to them. That's even after we set up monthly payments to pay the 4000.00 we got stuck with after my wifes ordeal. I'm very disappointed in the way the hospital has treated us. They should have wrote off some of the charges that were made due to malpractice. So far they have had no remorse.