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Silver Cross Honors Physicians for Years of Service

Joliet, IL (August 19, 2011)—Silver Cross Hospital honored members of the Silver Cross Medical Staff with 20 or more years of service on August 4.  Physicians receiving awards included:


Physician                                             Specialty                                 Office Location          Years of Service

Steven Antonini, M.D.                           Pediatrics                               Frankfort                                 20

Daniele DeGirolami, M.D.                  Cardiology                              Joliet                                        20

Spomenka Jercinovic, M.D.                Pediatrics                               Shorewood                             20

Thomas Lee, M.D.                                Psychiatry                               Arlington Heights                  20

Alvin Ring, M.D.                                     Pathology                                Joliet                                        20

Yatin Shah, M.D                                    Internal Medicine                   Joliet                                        20       

Eugene Chiu, M.D.                              Cardiology                              Joliet                                         25

Daniel Clark, D.O.                               Family Practice                       Lockport                                  25

Joseph Hindo, M.D.                            Internal Medicine                    Joliet                                        25

Jose Villarreal, M.D.                            Cardiology                               Joliet                                        25

Salwa Asaad, M.D.                              Radiation Oncology               Joliet                                        30

Orest Horodysky, M.D.                        Internal Medicine                    Frankfort                                 30

Michael Shanholtzer, D.P.M.              Podiatric Surgery                    New Lenox                             30

Theodore Kanellakes, M.D.                Allergy & Immunology           Joliet                                       35

“These men and women have helped to shape Silver Cross Hospital and have led us to become a 100 Top Hospital National Award winner for seven consecutive years,” said Paul Pawlak, President and CEO of Silver Cross Hospital.  “We will be forever grateful.”

Photo: Over 350 physicians, spouses and office staff attended a Physician Cocktail Party on

August 4 at the Replacement Hospital to get a sneak peek of the new hospital and honor physicians with 20 or more milestone years of service.  Award recipients in attendance included: Steven Antonini, M.D., 20 years of service; Daniel Clark, D.O., 25 years of service; Michael Shanholtzer, D.P.M., 30 years of service; Alvin Ring, M.D., 20 years of service; Yatin Shah, M.D., 20 years of service; and Theodore Kanellakes, M.D., 35 years of service.

For more information about the Silver Cross Medical Staff or a referral to a physician or staff at Silver Cross, visit call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).  Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff provide care to patients in the southwest suburbs.  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 the last seven consecutive years and as one of America’s Most Customer Friendly Hospitals by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 2,900 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 304-bed acute care hospital and 10 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Construction has begun to build a state-of-the-art replacement hospital opening in 2012 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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