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Coach Cal, Mark Newman Talk Teamwork

John Calipari and Mark Newman discuss why health care is the ultimate team sport.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 20, 2021) On the court or in a clinical setting, it takes a team to make magic happen.

Recently, University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball Head Coach John Calipari and UK Executive Vice President for Health Affairs Mark Newman, M.D., sat down to talk about UK HealthCare’s role in taking care of the people of Kentucky and what it takes to build and lead a true team.

As Newman is fond of saying, “Health care is the ultimate team sport.” Learn more about what these two leaders — and their respective teams — have done in the past year to try to keep Kentuckians safe and healthy.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.