Thank you, Mr. Drewa
UF Health Jacksonville honored one of Northeast Florida’s longtime leaders in the medical community recently, naming the atrium of the medical office complex at UF Health North after former hospital CEO Marcus E. Drewa. Drewa led what was then known as Brewster Methodist Hospital for three decades, beginning in 1966, and took the organization from the brink of bankruptcy to one of the region’s most respected medical facilities. His vision, drive and passion formed the firm foundation of Methodist Medical Center, what became known as “The Miracle on Eighth Street,” and eventually became part of one of the premier academic health systems in the Southeast, UF Health. “It’s not an exaggeration to say that without Marcus Drewa, UF Health might not be here right now,” said UF Health Jacksonville CEO Russ Armistead.