Coule named Chief Medical Officer

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Dr. Phillip Coule, an expert in emergency medicine and COVID-19 testing, serves as the chief medical officer for AU Health.

Dr. Phillip L. Coule has been named Vice President and chief medical officer for Augusta University Health System and associate dean for Clinical Affairs for the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. Coule has been serving as interim since February 2018.

Dr. Phillip Coule, CMO

Coule has contributed to improvements in hospital quality scores, and his keen oversight of patient quality and safety and overall clinical effectiveness at AU Health has been evident, according to health system leadership.

Coule is an expert in emergency medicine, disaster preparedness and mass casualty triage, and he serves as Medical Director for AirLife Georgia’s helicopter transport service and is on the boards of the National Disaster Life Support Foundation. He is also director of the hospital Emergency Communications Center and helps coordinate the hospital’s emergency response during disasters and mass casualty events.

Coule serves on the board of the Georgia Regional Academic Community Health Information Exchange, a secure electronic health record (EHR) network. GRAChIE was developed several years ago to serve healthcare organizations and providers across Georgia by seamlessly bringing health information under a comprehensive, connected system.

Coule received his medical degree from MCG, where he also completed his residency in Emergency Medicine. He also earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee.

Read more about Coule in A., Augusta University’s alumni magazine: “Coule Runnings, From Summerville to the medical college to the medical center, Dr. Philip Coule knows the place inside and out.

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