CONCORD, CA--(Marketwire - August 17, 2010) -  Paradigm Management Services, the nation's leading provider of catastrophic medical management services, today announced the appointment of Albert E. Holt, IV, MD, MBA, to the role of Chief Medical Officer (CMO). Dr. Holt will join the senior management team and replace Paradigm's previous CMO and widely respected founder, Nathan Cope, MD. Dr. Cope will remain an important resource for the company as Senior Medical Officer and Board Member.

As a medical executive, clinical physician and professor, Dr. Holt is well qualified to guide the company through a new phase of success. During his seven year term at Alere, Dr. Holt served as Senior Vice President for Care and Disease Management and was responsible for managing a high-performing team of medical directors and providing medical leadership for new product initiatives. During his time, Dr. Holt restructured the industry's largest oncology case management program to incorporate new expertise and a blended model of onsite and telephonic case management.

"When forming a transition plan with Dr. Cope," said Paradigm President Kevin Fleming, "it was critical to both of us that his replacement shares a history of directly treating critically injured patients. With Dr. Holt, we not only gain a clinical physician, but also a talented executive skilled in shaping the types of comprehensive medical management programs for which Paradigm is known."

Dr. Holt is a board certified physician in internal medicine and critical care. He has faculty appointments to Harvard Medical School, Georgetown Medical School and the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He earned his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and completed his residency in internal medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and critical care fellowship at the National Institutes of Medicine. He further earned his MBA in Medical Management from Johns Hopkins University in 2007. He has actively practiced critical care medicine in the Washington, D.C., area since 2005.

"I look forward to joining the management team at Paradigm during this key point in time for the company," said Dr. Holt. "With our market expanding beyond workers' compensation and into general liability, the development of new service offerings will be important and an exciting opportunity for me personally. I support the vision and mission of Paradigm as they lead the way in applying medical expertise to catastrophic and complex cases, while setting benchmarks for clinical and utilization outcomes."

About Paradigm Management Services, LLC

Paradigm Management Services provides acute and ongoing catastrophic and complex case management services for traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations, burns, wounds and chronic pain. As the nation's leading provider of complex and catastrophic medical management in the workers' compensation industry, Paradigm achieves 5x better medical outcomes and lowers total costs by 36%. Paradigm accomplishes this by bringing together nationally recognized doctors and specialists, the best network of care facilities in the country, and nearly 20 years of clinical data to guide decisions. Case In Point Magazine recently presented Paradigm with the organization's highest honor, a 2010 Case In Point Platinum Award for the nation's best Workers' Compensation Case Management Program. For more information, visit

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