Phillip Coule

VP & CMO for AUMC

Phillip Coule

VP & CMO for AUMC

Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Emergency Medicine

Other Duties

Vice Chair, Emergency Medicine

Chief Patient Safety Officer

Co-Director, Cntr for Operational Medicine

Director, AU Medical Associates

Bio

Dr. Phillip Coule serves as the Vice-President and Chief Medical Officer of the Augusta University Health System. Dr. Coule also serves as the Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs of the Medical College of Georgia. He has previously served as the Associate Chief Medical Officer and Chief Patient Safety Officer since July 2015. Dr. Coule earned his M.D. degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 1996 and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee in 2012. He is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and the pre-hospital EMS Subspecialty Board. He previously served as Vice Chairman of Clinical and Business Operations for the MCG Department of Emergency Medicine and Hospitalist Services, where he applied LEAN principles to reduce operating costs, accelerate patient flow and increase overall value for our patients. An expert in emergency medicine, disaster preparedness and mass casualty triage. Dr. Coule serves on the Board of Directors for the National Disaster Life Support Foundation and helped develop the NDLS training programs that have become the gold standard for health care disaster preparedness training. Dr. Coule serves on the Board of Directors for GRAChIE – the Georgia Regional Academic Community Health Information Exchange – an electronic platform that promotes care coordination and quality through an efficient, meaningful healthcare information network.

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  • BI-2059

Education

  • MBA, Business Administration and Ma University of Tennessee - Knox, 2012

  • MD, Medicine Medical College of Georgia, 1996

  • BS, Bio, General Augusta State University, 1992

Certifications

  • ABEM American Brd of Emergency Med, 2001

  • PHY GA Composite State Board, 1997

  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) CHOG, Pediatric Trauma Program, 2018

Awards & Honors

  • Teaching Excellence Program Award Augusta University, 2016

  • Ron J. Anderson Public Service Award from the Eagles United States Major Metropolitan 911 System , 2016

  • Letter of Commendation Mayor Bob Young, City of Augusta, 2011

  • Letter of Commendation Secretary Tommy Thompson, 2011

  • Distinguished Honor Graduate Dive Medical Technician Course, 2005

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • REMD 5000

    Emergency Medicine

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Communication of Critical Laboratory Values: Optimization of the Process through Secure Messaging, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS) Training Improves First Responder Confidence to Face Mass-Casualty Incidents in Thailand., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • A consensus-based gold standard for the evaluation of mass casualty triage systems., 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Developing A Functional “Gold Standard” For Mass-Casualty Triage., 2013
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Model Uniform Criteria for Mass Casualty Triage, 2011
    Abstract

Department Service

  • ED Core Measures Committee 2010 - 2015

    Role: Committee Member
  • MCG, Department of Emergency Medicine, Clinical Compliance Subcommittee 2010 - 2015

    Role: Committee Member
  • MCG, Department of Emergency Medicine, Hospitalist Leadership Committee 2010 - 2015

    Role: Committee Member
  • MCG, Department of Emergency Medicine, Leadership Committee 2010 - 2015

    Role: Committee Member
  • MCG, Department of Emergency Medicine, Operational Medicine Committee 2010 - 2015

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • MCG, University Faculty Senate 2010 - 2015

    Role: Other

Professional Service

  • AU Health Heart Walk Committee 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • AU Health, Quality/Safety/Operations Committee 2018 - Present

    Role: Member
  • Beckman Joint Oversight Committee 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Accreditation and Regulatory Readiness (ARRC) Committee 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Adult OR Committee 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member