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Silver Cross Recognizes “Top Docs” for Outstanding Patient Satisfaction

37 Physicians Rank in the top 1% of hospitals nationwide

New Lenox, IL (Oct.  29, 2013)— Silver Cross recently recognized 56 physicians on the hospital’s medical staff for outstanding patient satisfaction from May 2012 to June 2013. 

“The Top Docs ranked in the top 1% compared to all other physicians throughout the country,” says Paul Pawlak, President/CEO of Silver Cross Hospital. “It is because of the service and care these doctors provide, Silver Cross continues to be recognized as one of America’s most friendly hospitals with the Hospital of Choice award from the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers.” 

According to our patients, these doctors rank in the Top 1% in the country for patient satisfaction:

Name                                                  Specialty                                             Office Location

Habib Abbasi, M.D.                             Emergency Medicine                          New Lenox

Farhana Alvi, M.D.                              Internal Medicine                               Crest Hill

Anil Bajaj, M.D.                                   Anesthesiology                                    New Lenox

Diana Burda, M.D.                              Internal Medicine                               Homer Glen

Thomas Burns, Jr., M.D.                     Urology                                               New Lenox

Cerise Bush, M.D.                               Obstetrics/Gynecology                      Orland Park/Frankfort

John Bush, D.O.                                   Obstetrics/Gynecology                      Orland Park/Frankfort

Daniel Co, M.D.                                  Internal Medicine                               Lockport

Sandra Culbertson, M.D.                    Urogynecology                                    New Lenox

Robert Daley, M.D.                             Orthopedic Surgery                            New Lenox

Mark Danielson, M.D.                         General Surgery                                  Joliet

Michael DeMaertelaere, D.O.           Family Practice                                      Frankfort

William Farrell, M.D.                          Orthopedic Surgery                            New Lenox

Reza Gamagami, M.D.                          General Surgery                             New Lenox

Francisco Garcini, M.D.                      Obstetrics/Gynecology                       New Lenox

Joseph Hindo, M.D.                             Internal Medicine                             Joliet

Orest Horodysky, M.D.                       Gastroenterology                            Frankfort

Thomas Hurley, M.D.                          Neurosurgery                               New Lenox

Christopher Joyce, M.D.                     Bariatric/General Surgery                  New Lenox

HySoo Ka-Widmann, M.D.                  Obstetrics/Gynecology                       New Lenox

Thomas Kazmierczak, D.O.                 Obstetrics/Gynecology                       Morris

Brian Lahmann, M.D.                         Bariatric & General Surgery               New Lenox

Eligijus Lelis, M.D.                              Ophthalmology                                   New Lenox

Nahla Merhi, M.D.                              Gynecology                                         New Lenox

Maureen Mietelski, D.O.                    Obstetrics/Gynecology                     Frankfort/Orland Park

Mark Moran, M.D.                             Orthopedic Surgery                            New Lenox/Mokena

Boris Nulman, M.D.                            Pain Management/Anesthesiology         New Lenox

Jose Penaherrera, M.D.                      Internal Medicine                               New Lenox

Daniel Ramirez, M.D.                         Internal Medicine                               New Lenox

Anthony Rinella, M.D.                         Spine Surgery                                      Homer Glen

Timothy Russell, D.O.                         Emergency Medicine                          New Lenox

Laura Schulze, M.D.                            Emergency Medicine                          New Lenox

Cynthia Sink, D.P.M.                           Podiatric Surgery                                Orland Park

Rick Singh, D.O.                                  Family Practice                                   New Lenox

Heather Taras, M.D.                           Emergency Medicine                       New Lenox/Homer Glen

Peter Vienne, D.O.                              Obstetrics/Gynecology                       Morris

Shishin Yamada, M.D.                         General Surgery                                  New Lenox

In addition, these doctors rank in the Top 10% in the country for patient satisfaction:

Catherine Baker, M.D.                       Internal Medicine                               Lemont

Vlad Badescu, M.D.                            Internal Medicine                               Lemont/Manhattan

Alan Chen, M.D.                                  Plastic Surgery                                    Joliet

Samra Hashmi, M.D.                          Ophthalmology                                   New Lenox

Jason Hurbanek, M.D.                       Orthopedic Surgery                            New Lenox

Parag Jain, M.D.                                Cardiology                                           New Lenox

Hermina Jeon, M.D.                            Internal Medicine/Hospitalist             New Lenox

Basam Kawadry, M.D.                        Emergency Medicine                          New Lenox

Dalius Kedainis, M.D.                          Internal Medicine                               Lockport

Timothy Kisla, D.O.                             Ophthalmology                                   New Lenox

Douglas Lee, M.D.                              Gastroenterology                                New Lenox

Kimberly Mitchell, M.D.                     Emergency Medicine                          New Lenox/Homer Glen

Ramalingappa Mukunda, M.D.               Internal Medicine                               Joliet

Lindsey Multack, D.O.                         Family Practice                                   Frankfort

Asmita Patel, D.O.                              Family Practice                                   New Lenox

Gamilah Pierre, M.D.                          Obstetrics/Gynecology                       New Lenox

Majid Rassouli, D.O.                           Ophthalmology                                   New Lenox

Ernesto Tan, M.D.                               Urology                                               Lockport 

Robert Wrona, D.O.                            Family Practice                                   Orland Park

Silver Cross regularly surveys all patients at the hospital and benchmarks its performance against over 2,000 hospitals using the Press Ganey patient satisfaction process.  As part of the survey, patients are asked to rank their physician on several indicators including the time the physician spent with the patient, the physician’s concern for patients’ questions and worries, how well he/she kept the patient informed, friendliness and courtesy of the physician, and the skill of the physician. 

For more information about these or any other physicians on staff at Silver Cross, visit or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).  Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff provide care to patients in Will, Grundy and Southwest Cook County.  These specialized and highly trained physicians are not employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They determine independently, based on their training and experience, the appropriate medical care for each patient.  Their services are separate from the charges for hospital facilities and support staff and are billed separately by the physician or medical group with which the physician is affiliated.  

About Silver Cross Hospital

Silver Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895. Silver Cross has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for seven consecutive years and as a Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 3,500 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 289-bed acute care hospital and 9 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Silver Cross opened a state-of-the-art replacement hospital on February 26, 2012 at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).


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Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care.  These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.