For more than 30 years, the hospital grew and prospered under Drewa’s leadership. He retired in December 2002 after a successful 50-year career in the health care industry.
Drewa had a tremendous influence on UF Health and the Jacksonville community. In retirement, he remained a strong and active supporter of UF Health. He made a significant personal contribution, which helped establish a chaplaincy program, and he championed the creation of an endowed professorship in surgery. He also made a significant donation to UF Health North, and the atrium of the medical office complex is named after him.
He left a lasting mark on the organization, and his legacy will continue to be honored at UF Health.