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Silver Cross Recognizes “Top Docs” for Outstanding Patient Satisfaction

34 Physicians Rank in the top 1% of hospitals nationwide 

New Lenox, IL (Jan. 24, 2014)— Silver Cross recently recognized 51 physicians on the hospital’s medical staff for outstanding patient satisfaction from October 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/Homer Glen

Farhani Alvi, M.D.                               Internal Medicine                               Crest Hill

Diana Burda, M.D.                              Internal Medicine                               Homer Glen

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/Chicago

Robert Daley, M.D.                            Orthopedic Surgery                            New Lenox/Joliet

Mark Danielson, M.D.                         General Surgery                                 Joliet

William Farrell, M.D.                           Orthopedic Surgery                            New Lenox/Palos Heights

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

Joseph Hindo, M.D.                           Internal Medicine                               Joliet

Jason Hurbanek, M.D.                        Orthopedic Surgery                           New Lenox

Thomas Hurley, M.D.                         Neurosurgery                                    New Lenox

Parag Jain, M.D.                               Cardiology                                         New Lenox

Christopher Joyce, M.D.                    General Surgery                                 New Lenox

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

Thomas Kazmierczak, D.O.               Obstetrics/Gynecology                        Morris

Timothy Kisla, D.O.                           Ophthalmology                                  New Lenox

Brian Lahmann, M.D.                         General Surgery                                 New Lenox

Eligijus Lelis, M.D.                              Ophthalmology                                  New Lenox/Joliet

Nahla Merhi, M.D.                             Gynecology                                       New Lenox

Mark Moran, M.D.                             Orthopedic Surgery                            Joliet/Palos Heights

Ramalingappa Mukunda, M.D.             Internal Medicine                               Joliet

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

Jose Penaherrera, M.D.                     Internal Medicine                               New Lenox/Joliet

Majid Rassouli, D.O.                          Ophthalmology                                   New Lenox/Joliet

Anthony Rinella, M.D.                       Orthopedic Spine Surgery                   Homer Glen

Timothy Russell, D.O.                       Emergency Medicine                          New Lenox/Homer Glen

Chintan Sampat, M.D.                       Orthopedic Spine Surgery                  Joliet

Laura Schulze, M.D.                           Emergency Medicine                        New Lenox/Homer Glen

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

Heather Taras, M.D.                          Emergency Medicine                         New Lenox

Peter Vienne Jr., D.O.                       Obstetrics/Gynecology                      Morris


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

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

Catherine Baker, M.D.                     Internal Medicine                              Lemont

Steve Delis, M.D.                            Emergency Medicine                         New Lenox

Michael DeMaertelaere, D.O.            Family Practice                                  Frankfort

Georgios Filiadas, D.O.                     Emergency Medicine                          New Lenox/Homer Glen

Reza Gamagami, M.D.                     General Surgery                                 New Lenox

Samra Hashmi, M.D.                        Ophthalmology                                 New Lenox/Joliet

Hermina Jeon, M.D.                         Internal Medicine                              New Lenox

Bassam Kawadry, M.D.                     Emergency Medicine                         New Lenox/Homer Glen

Douglas Lee, M.D.                           Gastroenterology                             New Lenox/Oak Lawn

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

Lindsey Multack, D.O.                      Family Practice                                 Frankfort

Asmita Patel, M.D.                           Emergency Medicine                        New Lenox

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

Daniel Ramirez, M.D.                         Internal Medicine                             New Lenox

Robert Semba, M.D.                         Orthopedic Surgery                         New Lenox/Palos Heights

Jitinder (Rick) Singh, D.O.                 Family Practice                                 New Lenox 

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.  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. 

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 new 295-bed acute care hospital at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox and 8 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. 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.