Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center

72%

Patients that would definitely recommend
2% higher than the national average

Awards

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Hospital Quality Awards

America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

Top 5% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia

Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating pulmonary embolism, respiratory system failure, sepsis, and diabetic emergencies

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

An event relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

13 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care
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Hospital Quality

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Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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69%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
Equal to the national average

72%

Would definitely recommend
2% higher than the national average

Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%80%81%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%78%78%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%61%63%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%83%84%

Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital

100%50%0%49%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%65%66%

Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%60%60%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%66%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Emily Jul 06 2020

Review for Dr. Shelnutt

I would definitely recommend Dr Katz to friends and family. Dr Katz and all staff at the surgery center were so nice and helpful. My thumb surgery was handled professionally.

Jul 04 2020

Review for Dr. Katz

I am thankful to has the service from Dr. Steele and staff that they giving me the time i been a patient here and the care that was giving to me. i will recommend this service to any one. Thank again

Ferdinand Farley Jul 01 2020

Review for Dr. Steele

Randy Jul 01 2020

Review for Dr. Hu

Dr Register is great. He is thorough and cares about his patience. He’s always willing to take the time to answer questions

Jun 30 2020

Review for Dr. Register

Troy and Barbara Loy Jun 29 2020

Review for Dr. Talley

S. Reid Jun 26 2020

Review for Dr. Shelnutt

Wonderful! He thoroughly explained everything and I have had minimal pain.

Jun 26 2020

Review for Dr. Register

Great visit, appreciate Dr. Bashir thanks

Jun 25 2020

Review for Dr. Bashir

Dr. Johnson repaired and helped me recover from a severe foot injury. His expertise, experience and care made all the difference. I sure do appreciate his persistence in helping me get the best possible outcome! I highly recommend him!

Robert Marc Perry Jun 25 2020

Review for Dr. Johnson

Excellent experience. Dr. Mahoney thoroughly explained my medical issue in precise and understandable terms. He clearly stated the options and potential outcomes. He invited questions and responded concisely. He did not seem rushed and was focused on me as an individual patient.

Jun 25 2020

Review for Dr. Mahoney

Dr.Dorris is a skilled and professional doctor who is very knowledgeable. I recommend him to anyone who is having knee problems

Kevin F. Welborn Jun 25 2020

Review for Dr. Dorris

Had a total knee replacement in February and saw Dr Mahoney yesterday for a follow up. He said I am doing great. Have referred several other people to him. He’s very professional and kind and really knows what he’s doing!! I have almost no scar at all.

EAM Jun 25 2020

Review for Dr. Mahoney

Jun 24 2020

Review for Dr. Murthy

I would be happy to recommend Dr. Shuler if you need any hand surgery. I am more than please with my surgery, the pain is gone and therapy as been minimal. I plan to have the same surgery next year on my left hand. Dr. Shuler did a WONDERFUL job and I could not be happier. Joanne Ball

Joanne Ball Jun 23 2020

Review for Dr. Shuler

A very caring physician. Sent me to an excellent physical therapist. Willing to listen and find a good solution.

Jun 23 2020

Review for Dr. Manfredi

Dr Shuler was great

David c Mcleroy Jun 23 2020

Review for Dr. Shuler

He diagnosed my bicornuate uterus after no other doctor could. He also took excellent care of me throughout my 1st pregnancy and never made me feel like I should be scared. I would highly recommend him!

Kristen Jun 23 2020

Review for Dr. Rosemond

Great Doctor, ive been seeing him since Dr Miller retired about 13 years ago. Thanks for the excellent care. dave cole

david cole Jun 22 2020

Review for Dr. Pohlel

Sharon W. Jun 22 2020

Review for Dr. Neckman

Dr. Johnson is the best. I have and will continue to recommend him.

Jun 21 2020

Review for Dr. Johnson

I am very pleased to recommend Dr. Register. I had tears in both rotator cuffs. I had the first surgery a couple years back and the second surgery two months ago. Dr. Register did both and did a remarkable job.

Michael Andrews Jun 20 2020

Review for Dr. Register

Jennifer Baade Jun 20 2020

Review for Dr. Dorris

Dr. Ryan did a great job on my knee replacement. He was kind and explained the process. He made me feel comfortable. The entire team at AOC has been amazing.

Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. Ryan

Martha Moore Jun 18 2020

Review for Dr. Manfredi

Good visit

Jun 18 2020

Review for Dr. Bashir

I have been a patient of Dr Mitchell’s for over three years. He listens to the patients concerns. He is very professional and approachable. His staff, Janice and Tiffany are so personable and helpful. I would recommend him to all patients.

Mary K Bradford Jun 18 2020

Review for Dr. Mitchell

Dr. Chestnut had great bed side manners and made my stay at er a very pleasant one. I appreciate his kindness and patience during my ER visit.

KS Jun 15 2020

Review for Dr. Chestnut

20 years going to Dr. Shelnutt, and I wouldn’t have it any other way! He is a sincere person. The staff is AMAZING!!! I had the pleasure of him delivering my Grandson!! Best place ever!! Thank you for your dedicated devotion for all these wonderful years!!

Michelle Stinchcomb Jun 12 2020

Review for Dr. Shelnutt

Dr. Rossi and staff are great. He puts you at ease. Had absolutely no pain with dreaded toenail procedure.

VTC Jun 10 2020

Review for Dr. Rossi

He is thorough and I have strong confidence in him.

Linda J Thomas Jun 10 2020

Review for Dr. Woodall

She couldnt be more thorough and caring. She's the best!

Jun 09 2020

Review for Dr. Woodard

GREAT DOCTOR!! WILL ALWAY HAVE YOUR BEST INTEREST!!

Jun 09 2020

Review for Dr. Ndukwe

she is a great dr

Jun 09 2020

Review for Dr. Woodard

Dr. Grow was great, listened to my concerns and answered my questions. The only problem I had was with communication outside of the appointment, I had a question about my treatment and had difficulty getting a quick answer.

Jun 07 2020

Review for Dr. Grow

Mohini Singh Jun 07 2020

Review for Dr. Flickinger

I had fusion surgery in September 2016 and I wanted to comment it was successful and feel others might need to know my outcome was at the time 68 years old he is an excellent doctor my experience is A+ thanks

Richard Wayne Brookshire CLU Jun 06 2020

Review for Dr. Barnes

Listens carefully and never makes you feel rushed. Explains conditions well in terms you understand. Dr. Lacksen gives excellent advice and lets you in on the decision making. And she is great about quickly replying to questions you have through the patient portal!

Vita Beall Jun 04 2020

Review for Dr. Lacksen

Very caring physician. Easy to talk to.

Vita Beall Jun 03 2020

Review for Dr. Cline

He did cataract surgery on both eyes as well as my sister and her husband, He is a really great surgeon. I have complete confidence in him

June Legge 126 bordeaux Lane Athens Ga 30605 May 30 2020

Review for Dr. Demarco

From front desk to patient room all personnel was so caring and patient. Dr. Chafin spends a lot of time listening and checking.

Carolyn Moore May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Chafin

He is the best doctor I have ever seen. So kind and considerate.

Emily May 27 2020

Review for Dr. Poling

Dr Talley always has a smile also, I trust his decision, and listens when I have concerns. He will figure out and give me the right direction to go. I would suggest Dr Talley anytime. Thank you Dr Talley you're great

Susanne Clinkscales May 25 2020

Review for Dr. Talley

I think that the situation that we are experiencing right now needs the virtual appointment more than ever. I highly recommend continuing it unless it is a major problem. Dr. Shepherd was very informative and personal as well.

Dovie Bohnhoff May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Shepherd

May 19 2020

Review for Dr. Herrin

It was easier than I thought it would be. He was able to see the area I was concerned about and scheduled me for a ct scan. Now to see what turns up.

Cindy May 18 2020

Review for Dr. West

Great phone (with a view) visit! Dr. West came highly recommended and I can see why. Very personable and professional and took time to talk with me and answer questions.

Missy May 16 2020

Review for Dr. West

Dr West has been my doctor for many years. He is knowledgeable and caring. He explains everything in detail. He gets all A+ s in my book!

J. Few May 16 2020

Review for Dr. West

Tangie Archer May 16 2020

Review for Dr. Shelnutt

Check in was welcoming and kind. Only waited about 5 minutes before being taken back to a room by medical assistant who was nice. Then waited about 10 min for Dr Grow to come in to room. She was very kind and spent ample time with me. Highly recommend.

May 14 2020

Review for Dr. Grow

Dr. Grow is the best in town, the office is clean, she has the best staff all of them make you feel welcome and show concern for the patients.Dr. Grow will always be our doctor, her knowledge is untouchable, I tried the rest now I have the BEST! DR. KELLY GROW

clifford&Katherine thomas May 14 2020

Review for Dr. Grow

Alan May 12 2020

Review for Dr. Iyer

Dr. D and his staff took excellent care of my mom during the challenging time of the pandemic as well as a difficult medical situation.

Patti Ann Allen May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Delaurier

Heather N May 07 2020

Review for Dr. Blankenship

Worst ever.

May 06 2020

Review for Dr. Simpson

Dr. Baker is the best. We are lucky that he is our doctor. Every one in his office is so knowledgable and nice. Btw ,we love doctor Nelson too. The two best doctors around in one place!

Billy K. May 06 2020

Review for Dr. Baker

Very nice place. Everyone is so nice and they listen to your concerns. I highly recommend!

Billy k. May 06 2020

Review for Dr. Ashford

excellent staff and office

May 05 2020

Review for Dr. Poling

May 01 2020

Review for Dr. Goggin

I’ve found Dr. Grow to be caring and compassionate. She really listens. My husband and I both are patients and have had good experiences.

May 01 2020

Review for Dr. Grow

Personable Informative

June Apr 30 2020

Review for Dr. Shepherd

He was very knowledgeable and he took the time to explain what was going on

Apr 30 2020

Review for Dr. West

My experience at Pittman Plastic Surgery was exceptional.

Apr 26 2020

Review for Dr. Pittman

I highly recommend Dr. Shelnutt. He is very knowledgeable, with great bedside manner. I recently had an IUD placed by him and was surprised by how easy and quick the process was. The staff is also very friendly and kind as well.

Cristen Apr 24 2020

Review for Dr. Shelnutt

Derrick Gable Apr 23 2020

Review for Dr. Shepherd

She is excellent, very knowledgeable and caring. She treated and readily resolved my issue. I am highly satisfied. I highly recommend her.

Vivian Apr 22 2020

Review for Natalie Moseley

Dr. West and his team are great! I’m thankful I found him when I needed a gastroenterologist.

D. Fields Apr 22 2020

Review for Dr. West

Jim Teller Apr 20 2020

Review for Dr. Dorris

Dr V operated on my spine at Emory Johns Creek. It was a complicated surgery as I spent a week in the hospital. Dr V did an amazing job, his ability to communicate was outstanding. I highly recommend him!

Brian S Apr 19 2020

Review for Dr. Vasudeva

Mark Robinette Apr 17 2020

Review for Dr. Simpson

Dr Cronic is a very personable Dr he takes the time to get to know his patients and understands their concerns and personality. Most Dr's in today's world rush you in and out. That doesn't happen with Dr Cronic.

Julius Sells Apr 17 2020

Review for Dr. Cronic

Been with dr west for years. I trust him.

martha L bart Apr 16 2020

Review for Dr. West

Dr.Shepard has performed several throat stretching on me following my treatments for esophageal cancer. I have always had a good result. My consults with Dr. Shepard have found him easy to talk too. I highly recommend him.

Phil Jackson Apr 16 2020

Review for Dr. Shepherd

She performed my C-section in Nov 2017. She was thoughtful and has a warm spirit. She gave us adequate information which put my husband and me at ease before and during the procedure.

Apr 16 2020

Review for Dr. Cheves

Been seeing Dr. Shelnutt for 13 years. He's makes you feel comfortable in every situation. He truly cares! Very friendly staff that I adore.

Highly recommend! Apr 16 2020

Review for Dr. Shelnutt

Dr Pena and his staff are very professional and personable.

Apr 13 2020

Review for Dr. Pena

Karen Apr 03 2020

Review for Dr. Register

Broke my collarbone. Dr. Ogburn knew exactly what to do and provided the reassurance I needed before my procedure.

Mar 31 2020

Review for Dr. Ogburn

She's very personable, caring, and takes time with her patient's. She's the absolute best female doctor I've had.

Janice Dixon Mar 31 2020

Review for Dr. Woodard

Knowledgeable and kind

Mar 31 2020

Review for Dr. Hurley

Dr. David Gaines is one of the kindest and most caring people I have ever met. He remembers you, your family, and spends probably more time than he should with each patient. He also is just a darn good MD, thinking outside the box to solve problems. I highly recommend him!!

Lisa Allen Mar 27 2020

Review for Dr. Gaines

Patty B Mar 26 2020

Review for Dr. Bruner

Mar 26 2020

Review for Dr. Manfredi

He fixed my fhl Achilles’ tendon, thank you sir

Fred Mar 21 2020

Review for Dr. Johnson

Charles Perry Mar 21 2020

Review for Dr. Byrne

Good bedside manner. Takes time to be personable and answer questions. Very professional and knowledgeable. Explains condition to where you can understand it and the options and lets you decide which option you prefer. I highly recommend him!

Doug Davis Mar 19 2020

Review for Dr. Katz

Dr. Mixson is a professional, very knowledgeable, concerned and caring doctor.

C. Pennington Mar 19 2020

Review for Dr. Mixson

Larry Mar 19 2020

Review for Dr. Bruner

Dr Katz operates on my husbands hand several years ago. I now have been to him for my ailing hand. Great doctor, lovely bedside manor. Straight forward.

Mary Crowe Mar 18 2020

Review for Dr. Katz

He was excellent. Great bed side manner. Extremely knowledgeable. Spent time discussing my options and treatment plan.

Mar 18 2020

Review for Dr. Ogburn

Dr. Tongia has no "bedside" manner. Very smart but no empathy. A just the facts person who leaves the patient hanging. Just don't question her.

Mar 17 2020

Review for Dr. Tongia

Great doctor, very kind and intelligent. Did great with my arm surgery.

Laura Mar 17 2020

Review for Dr. Johnson

Tom Rogeberg Mar 16 2020

Review for Dr. Byrne

Nancy Purland Mar 16 2020

Review for Dr. Paradela

Dr. Cowles diagnosed my kidney stones when I resided in the Atlanta area. He broke my stones three times and got my body going again. I am grateful for his expert service and prompt service.

John Redmond Mar 14 2020

Review for Dr. Cowles

Dr Katz was very attentive to my problems. Always looked me in the face and never took a computer in the room. Quick to answer any and all questions. A very kind and seemed caring doctor.

Margarette Cox Mar 14 2020

Review for Dr. Katz

Location

Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center

1199 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30606