Lauren Gelzinis, PA-C, Joins SVMC ExpressCare
Ashley Jowett
/ Categories: NEWS, 2022

Lauren Gelzinis, PA-C, Joins SVMC ExpressCare

BENNINGTON, VT—March 21, 2022—Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) is pleased to welcome Physician Assistant Lauren Gelzinis, PA-C, to SVMC ExpressCare and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians. 

Gelzinis earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Physician Assistant Studies Program in Manchester, New Hampshire, in 2019. She received a master’s of medical science from the University of Florida and a bachelor’s in biological sciences from Florida State University. She is certified by the National Committee on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Most recently, Gelzinis has worked as a physician assistant at ConvenientMD Urgent Care in southern New Hampshire and at Concord Hospital Neurology. She has also worked as a medical assistant at Allergy and Asthma Specialists in Jacksonville, FL, and at Suncoast Skin Solutions in Brandon, FL.

ExpressCare is located at 120 Hospital Drive. It shares space with the Respiratory Evaluation Center, which features negative-pressure air exchange throughout. The new facility also has a dedicated parking area, a larger waiting area, larger and more exam rooms than in the past. As always, the practice offers X-ray and blood draw.

Open seven days a week—including holidays, except Thanksgiving and Christmas—ExpressCare is a convenient walk-in clinic. No appointment is necessary. ExpressCare offers care for minor illnesses and injuries to patients of all ages. 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 includes Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, and the SVHC Foundation. SVMC includes 25 primary and specialty care practices.

Southwestern Vermont Health Care is among the most lauded small rural health systems in the nation. It is the recipient of the American Hospital Association’s 2020 Rural Hospital Leadership Award. SVMC ranked fourth nationwide for the value of care it provides by the Lown Institute Hospital Index and is a five-time recipient of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence. It has also received the highest marks possible from the Leapfrog Group. 

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center provides exceptional care without discriminating on the basis of an individual’s age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Language assistance services, free of charge, are available at 1-800-367-9559. 

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