Phillip Coule

VP & CMO for AUMC

Phillip Coule

VP & CMO for AUMC

Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Emergency Medicine and Hospitalist Services

Other Duties

VP & CMO for AUMC, Emergency Medicine

Interim Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, AU Medical Center, AU Medical Center

Vice Chair, Emergency Medicine and Hospitalist Services

Vice Chair, Emergency Medicine

Interim Associate Dean

Chief Patient Safety Officer

Co-Director

Director

Bio

Dr. Phillip Coule serves as the Interim Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer for AU Medical Center Dr. Phillip Coule also serves as the Chief Medical Officer of the AU Health System has 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
  • EMED 5085

    Freshmen Emergency Medicine

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • 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
  • Model Uniform Criteria for Mass Casualty Triage, 2011
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

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

  • AU Health System Compensation Committee 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • President's Executive Cabinet 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • MCG, University Faculty Senate 2010 - 2015

    Role: Other

Professional Service

  • 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
  • Affilliations Partnership Council -VAMC 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member