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Joe Austin

Chief Executive Officer


Joe Austin is the Chief Executive Officer for Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. With more than 40 years of service in the healthcare community, Joe is committed to building a team dedicated to the mission of providing the highest quality of care to patients, families and the community.

Prior to joining Phoebe, Joe was CEO at North Fulton Regional Hospital in Roswell, GA and served as CEO for the Huntsville Hospital System in Alabama for more than six years.

Joe is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and has been involved with numerous community organizations, including United Way, American Red Cross, Boy Scouts of America, Albany Technical College and Albany Boys and Girls Club. He earned a bachelor’s degree and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. He and his wife, Jan, have four grown children and three grandchildren.