SVMC ExpressCare practice in Bennington welcomes Physician Assistant Racela

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Wed, 09/13/2017 - 11:06am -- Denise Sortor

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center’s (SVMC) ExpressCare in Bennington is pleased to welcome Physician Assistant Jonna Racela. With this appointment, Racela also joins the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Medical Group.  Racela earned her certificate in Physician Assistant Studies from Yale University School of Medicine in Connecticut and a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska.  She completed her undergraduate education in biology from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams.  

For the past 20 years, Racela has worked at several area practices, including Williamstown Medical Associates in Williamstown, MA, and Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, MA. She also worked as an emergency medical technician. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. 

SVMC ExpressCare’s board-certified physicians are a part of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system and have access to more than 1,200 primary and specialty care physicians and state-of-the-art-technology and services. 

Open seven days a week, ExpressCare is a convenient walk-in clinic. No appointment is necessary. ExpressCare offers care for minor illnesses and injuries to patients of all ages. There are two locations. In Bennington, patients may seek care at Suite 111 of the Medical Office Building at 140 Hospital Drive. Northshire ExpressCare is located within the SVMC Northshire Campus at 5957 Main Street, Route 7A in Manchester. For more information, call 802-440-4077.


Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a comprehensive, preeminent health care system providing exceptional, convenient, and affordable care to the communities of Bennington and Windham Counties of Vermont, eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties of New York, and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. SVHC’s providers are members of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians, a multispecialty medical group operated in partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock. SVHC includes the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, a 150-bed long- and short-term care skilled nursing facility; the SVHC Foundation; and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), a 99-bed community hospital. SVMC also includes 19 primary and specialty care practices and primary care offices in Bennington, Manchester, Pownal, West Dover, and Wilmington, VT. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and is the state’s first Magnet Center for Nursing Excellence, a designation it has held since 2002. To learn more, visit For news and updates, follow  

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