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Sandwich Native Returns Home to Serve Rural Community as Pediatrician

Sandwich, Ill. – Blair Wright, MD, always knew she wanted to return to her small hometown of Sandwich, Illinois.

“I loved growing up in a small town. Everyone looks out for each other and forms tight-knit bonds between individuals and the community that help build kids up. There are strong relationships that span generations,” said Dr. Wright. “I am so excited to get involved in the community again.”

Fulfilling the dream of moving back home, Dr. Wright joined Northwestern Medicine Sandwich as a pediatrician in September and is looking forward to building the practice from the ground up in order to give back to the community that raised her.

Dr. Wright most looks forward to the significant impact she’ll be able to have on the rural Sandwich community. Already, she has participated in outreach events focused on literacy, emotional health and healthy eating.

“People are so open to forming deeper connections here. No one wants to know their teacher just as a teacher, or their doctor just as a doctor. People are looking for multifaceted relationships,” says Dr. Wright. “I plan to be here forever. I can’t wait to see how we can grow as a community.”

Dr. Wright graduated from University of Illinois College of Medicine and completed her residency at University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital.

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