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Silver Cross Medical Staff Elects New Officers

Pulmonary Medicine Physician to Serve as Chief of Staff

Joliet, IL (May 16, 2011)—Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff recently elected new officers to serve from October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2013.

sosenkoaAlexander Sosenko, M.D., pulmonary medicine physician, will serve as Chief of Staff.  As Chief of Staff, Dr. Sosenko is responsible for representing the medical staff and reporting on the activities and performance of the medical staff to the Silver Cross Board of Directors.  In turn, he is also responsible for interpreting policies of the Board to the Medical Staff. Dr. Alexander Sosenko with Midwest Respiratory, Ltd is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care. He attended medical school at University of Illinois in Chicago. Dr. Sosenko completed both his internship and residency at University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics in Chicago, and completed a pulmonary disease fellowship at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago.

As a leader in pulmonary medicine, he is committed to ensuring that the hospital has state-of-the-art medical care available for all area residents. He instills a team atmosphere with staff and welcomes feedback on how to improve processes that will ultimately enhance a patient’s experience.

“Because of Dr. Sosenko’s dedication and those of all the physicians, nurses and employees, Silver Cross Hospital has been named a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for the last seven consecutive years,” said Paul Pawlak, President/CEO of Silver Cross Hospital. “With exceptional leaders like Dr. Sosenko, together the staff constantly measures, reviews and improves performance to make Silver Cross Hospital a great place to receive care.”

Dr. Sosenko has held several leadership positions on the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  He has served on the Medical Executive Committee, the Credentials Committee, and the Medical Staff Excellence Taskforce and was recently the Chief of Staff - Elect of the Silver Cross Medical Staff. 

Completing Silver Cross Hospital’s new panel of medical staff officers are as follows:

Medical Staff Officers

Alexander Sosenko, M.D.  (Chief of Staff)
Christopher Udovich, M.D. (Chief of Staff - Elect)
Daniel Co, M.D., (Secretary/Treasurer)

The following physicians will serve a two-year term as Department Chairs

Department of Anesthesia
Michael Meister, M.D.

Department of Emergency Medicine
Silvio Morales, Jr., M.D.
Department of Family Practice
Michael DeMaertelaere, D.O.

Department of Medicine
Zafer Jawich, M.D.

Department of OB/GYN
Gamilah Pierre, M.D.

Department of Pathology                                                              
Alvin Ring, M.D.

Department of Pediatrics
John Perryman, M.D.

Department of Radiology                                                              
Darius Keblinskas, M.D.

Department of Surgery
Mark Moran, M.D.

To learn more about Silver Cross or choose a doctor on staff, call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit 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 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 is well underway 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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