Comal ISD Hires New Medical Consultant for ‘Fresh Perspective’ on Health Services
Comal ISD hired a new medical consultant to provide a “fresh perspective” on protecting 25,000 students and 3,000 faculty and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The district announced today that Dr. Erin Wright will replace Dr. Emily Briggs, who served as medical consultant for the last seven years.
Wright will serve as a resource for health-services staff for questions about medical issues and campus emergencies. Her four children attend Comal ISD schools.
In a statement, Comal ISD said she also will participate in the review and development of district health policies and procedures, and will provide continuing education and skill-training for campus nurses and staff.
“We will look to Erin to provide our district with a fresh perspective on increasingly complex health services for our school district,” said Comal ISD Superintendent Andrew Kim. “Health and safety are a big priority for us, especially as we look to protect more than 25,000 students and 3,000 faculty and employees during a pandemic. As a working professional and as a mom, she will be able to look at school health issues from both sides.”
Wright is a full-time “hospitalist” at New Braunfels and San Antonio-area facilities and serves in a part-time capacity as medical director for a local hospice center.
Hospitalists examine individuals as they’re admitted, order x-rays, diagnostic tests and lab work, then prescribe appropriate medical treatment.
The Texas native lives in New Braunfels and is a member of the Texas Medical Association (TMA), American Academy of Family Physicians, and the Texas Academy of Family Physicians.