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March 1, 2013 - Practice Director of Surgery Retires from USA
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Drew Krogsgard (right), who served as practice director of surgery at the University of South Alabama, recently retired after more than 16 years of service. A retirement reception was held for Krogsgard on Feb. 26, 2013.

Drew Krogsgard, practice director of orthopaedic surgery, neurosurgery, and general surgery at the University of South Alabama, has retired after more than 16 years of service to the USA Health Services Foundation.

Krogsgard said he feels very blessed to have spent the last 16 years at USA and that it has been great to be a part of the University’s trifold mission of education, clinical service and research.

Becky S. Tate, chief executive officer of the USA Health Services Foundation, said Krogsgard has been a tremendous asset to the organization.

“Drew has provided strong leadership and guidance for the Health Services Foundation throughout his career at USA, and he will be missed by his colleagues and those who have worked with him,” said Tate. “We are grateful for his many years of faithful service to the practice and congratulate him on his retirement.”

Prior to Krogsgard’s promotion to practice director in 1997, he served as manager of clinical operations for the department of medicine at USA.

He said he is proud of the accomplishments he made during his tenure.

“I was able to provide the required administrative support to a number of chairs over my tenure, and together, we worked hard to provide clinical staff and facilities provided support to our physicians and their patients,” he said. “I was also integrally involved in the recruitment of many fine physician faculty that work here.”
Aside from that, Krogsgard said the accomplishment he is most proud of is the management team he has worked with in his three departments.

“I am leaving behind many fantastic people that I had the opportunity to work with, and it is the people that have made my time at the University so rewarding and enjoyable,” he said. “Becky Tate and Harvey Ikner have been fabulous leaders that have instilled a spirit of teamwork and cooperation in management. My peers and superiors have been terrific, and I will miss them deeply.”

Krogsgard said he and his wife are looking forward to what God has in store for this new chapter in their lives, and they hope to spend more time with their children in Birmingham, Ala. They also plan on taking a trip to Alaska in May.

Click here to view more photos from Krogsgard's retirement reception.

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