The concerns listed in the lawsuit go back years.

Dr. Gregory Serfer, a former employee of Auburn Community Hospital, said he noticed issues at the facility around 2014.

"Other providers that were being brought in, typically physicians, were not providing at the level of care that we would expect to deliver good care," said Serfer.

Serfer claims he witnessed negligence. 

"Not interested in working, not interested in patient care, not interested in doing a good job," said Serfer.

He said he saw harassment. Also, he claimed there was unnecessary care by both doctors and administrative leaders. Those concerns were reported.

"There were very abusive behaviors of the nurses, abusive and degrading behavior of the patients,” said Serfer. "Me and others started filing complaints to the administration and those complaints were ignored"

Instead, Serfer said he faced retaliation.  He said while assisting the National Disaster Medical System Services in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria he was replaced at the hospital by Dr. Jeremy Barnett.

When he returned, he didn't get his position back. 

"I almost wasn't welcomed back. It seemed like a definite retaliation," said Serfer.

Dr. Barnett is also listed in the lawsuit. Staff even filed complaints about his care.

"That was requested by the adminstrators, delivered to the administrators and ignored by the administrators," said Serfer.

Serfer says since the hospital is a community hospital, it isn't equipped for certain treatments, but Serfer claims Dr. Barnett ignored that.

"People were kept that should not be kept or people were put at an ICU level of care where they did not actually need ICU level of care, and treating the patients, therefore, with more aggressive measures than they actually needed and billing for them," said Serfer.

Now, he is taking legal action.

"People come to the hosptial in their most vulnerable state expecting that somebody is going to be there to help them and to help them in good faith. When that's violated, that is..that's an unacceptable behavior," said Serfer.