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Silver Cross Recognizes “Top Docs” for Outstanding Patient Satisfaction

23 Physicians Rank in the top 1% of hospitals nationwide

New Lenox, IL (April 29, 2013)—Silver Cross recently recognized 39 physicians on the hospital’s medical staff for outstanding patient satisfaction for 2012.


“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 has been selected for a Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers for the past 8 years.”

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                          Homer Glen/New Lenox

Anil Bajaj, M.D.                                   Anesthesiology                                    New Lenox

Diana Burda, M.D.                              Internal Medicine                               Homer Glen

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

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

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

Mark Danielson, M.D.                        General Surgery                                  Joliet/Plainfield

William Farrell, M.D.                          Orthopedic Surgery                            Joliet/New Lenox

Henry Fuentes, M.D.                           Orthopedic Surgery                            Joliet/New Lenox

Reza Gamagami, M.D.                       General Surgery                                  New Lenox

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

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

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

Eligijus Lelis, M.D.                              Ophthalmology                                   New Lenox

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

Jose Penaherrera, M.D.                      Internal Medicine                               Joliet

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

Chintan Sampat, M.D.                        Orthopedic Spine Surgery                   Joliet/New Lenox

Rick Singh, D.O.                                  Family Practice                                   New Lenox

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

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

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

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

Steve Delis, M.D.                                Emergency Medicine                          Homer Glen/New Lenox

Michael DeMaertelaere, D.O.           Family Practice                                   Frankfort

Hermina K. Jeon, M.D.                        Internal Medicine                               New Lenox

Dalius Kedainis, M.D.                          Internal Medicine                               Lockport

Timothy Kisla, D.O.                             Ophthalmology                                   New Lenox

Adam Lee, D.O.                                   Emergency Medicine                          Homer Glen/New Lenox

Douglas Lee, M.D.                              Gastroenterology                                New Lenox

Matthew McCormick, M.D.                Emergency Medicine                          Homer Glen/New Lenox

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

Silvio Morales, Jr., M.D.                     Emergency Medicine                          Homer Glen/New Lenox

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

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

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

Thomas Vasdekas, M.D.                     General Surgery                                  Orland Park

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 3,000 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.