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Silver Cross Recognizes “Top Docs” for Outstanding Patient Satisfaction

33 Physicians Rank in the top 1% of hospitals nationwide 

New Lenox, IL (April 28, 2014)— Silver Cross recently recognized 43 physicians on the hospital’s medical staff for outstanding patient satisfaction from January 2013 to December 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

Diana Burda, M.D.                               Internal Medicine                               Homer Glen

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

Daniel Co, M.D.                                  Internal Medicine                               Lockport

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

Mark Danielson, M.D.                          General Surgery                                  Joliet

Michael DeMaertelaere, D.O.               Family Practice                                   Frankfort

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

Reza Gamagami, M.D.                        General Surgery                                  New Lenox

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

Joseph Hindo, M.D.                             Internal Medicine                               Joliet

Thomas Hurley, M.D.                          Neurosurgery                                      New Lenox

Christopher Joyce, M.D.                      General Surgery                                  New Lenox

Thomas Kazmierczak, D.O.                 Obstetrics/Gynecology                       Morris

Dalius Kedainis, M.D.                          Internal Medicine                               Lockport

Paul Kirchner, D.P.M.                          Podiatric Surgery                                New Lenox

Timothy Kisla, D.O.                            Ophthalmology                                   New Lenox

Brian Lahmann, M.D.                         General Surgery                                  New Lenox

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

Kerry Marcheschi, M.D.                       Family Practice                                  New Lenox

Nahla Merhi, M.D.                              Gynecology                                         New Lenox

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

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

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

Boris Nulman, M.D.                             Anesthesiology                                    New Lenox

Brian Ragona, M.D.                             Internal Medicine                               Joliet/Shorewood       

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

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

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

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

Rick Singh, D.O.                                 Family Practice                                   New Lenox

Heather Taras, M.D.                           Emergency Medicine                         New Lenox

Paul Trksak, M.D.                               Orthopedic Surgery                            New Lenox/Joliet

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

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

Habib Abbasi, M.D.                              Emergency Medicine                          New Lenox/Homer Glen

Wakas Ahmad, D.O.                            Emergency Medicine                          New Lenox

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

Catherine Baker, M.D.                         Internal Medicine                                Lemont

Deirdra Greathouse-Williams, M.D.  Family Practice                                    New Lenox

Hermina Jeon, M.D.                            Internal Medicine                               New Lenox

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

Daniel Ramirez, M.D.                         Internal Medicine                               New Lenox

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

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 new 289-bed acute care hospital at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox and 5 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).  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.


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