Meet Selwyn O. Rogers, Jr., Temple's new chief surgeon

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Philadelphia Tribune

Selwyn O. Rogers Jr., Temple University Health System's new surgeon-in-chief and professor and chair of surgery at Temple's School of Medicine, came to North Philadelphia with higher goals than simply healing the sick. "I don't think a hospital should be defined by the walls of the building and I am hoping with the help of many we can redefine what a hospital is," he said. "A hospital is not a place of sickness, but it should be a beacon of wellness. So one of the things a hospital should engage in is looking beyond the patching of bones and the closing of blood vessels, and addressing social determinants of disease, poverty, homelessness and helplessness."