Complex Care Case Studies

Paradigm Heroes

Paradigm Outcomes’ approach to medical case management proves that when you put the injured worker first and ensure the best patient care—the savings follow. But beyond the cost savings and clinical reports are real people who benefited significantly from the dedication of Paradigm’s experienced clinicians and complex care managers.

Experience for yourself what a positive outcome feels like for an injured person and his or her family. After a life-changing catastrophic injury, these Paradigm Heroes offer inspirational tales of perseverance, courage and recovery.

 

Butch Coffman

Butch Coffman slipped on the ice and suffered chronic pain for 12 years following the accident. A series of interventions offered little relief and his lifestyle took a radical turn for the worse. Thanks to his personal fortitude, and the biopsychosocial approach advocated by the Paradigm Management Team, Butch is back on his feet leading an active life.

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Bill Griffin

Bill Griffin sustained multiple traumatic injuries as a result of a head-on, truck-to-truck collision on a Midwest highway. It took many months for Mr. Griffin to heal and adapt to his new life. Thanks to his personal motivation and support from the Paradigm Management Team, Mr. Griffin is back in the driver's seat.

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As soon as Paradigm received Mr. Griffin’s case, the Paradigm Management Team sprang into action. Watch this video to learn just what it takes to manage a catastrophic injury toward the highest possible outcome. Mr. Griffin’s Medical Director, Network Manager (nurse case manager) and Director of Clinical Services describe what he had to overcome and their roles in supporting his recovery.

 

Valerie Tate

Valerie Tate sustained multiple traumatic injuries when a drunk driver struck her while walking through a crosswalk in Puerto Rico. Despite the challenges she faced during her recovery, Ms. Tate is now independent in all aspects of daily living thanks to her positive outlook and the support of the Paradigm Management Team.

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Nancy Vanveldhuizen

Nancy Vanveldhuizen was broadsided by a gravel truck while driving to her office in rural Iowa. The multiple traumatic injuries she sustained threatened her life and led to the loss of her arm. With great courage and the support of the Paradigm Management Team, Nancy recovered and leads a full life with her family.

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Peter Cerevka was working at a construction site when he fell through a skylight—a 25 foot fall that resulted in both a traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury. He faced a long and difficult recovery, but one that was made easier with the support of his Paradigm Network Manager and the other Paradigm Management Team members.

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Driving home from work one day, Thomas Eckel was in a head on collision that resulted in multiple traumatic injuries and left him in a coma. Fearing he may not survive, his family and caregivers at the hospital worked with Paradigm’s Management Team to develop a complex care recovery plan that ultimately helped Mr. Eckel achieve his goal of returning to work.

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Walter Loving was a truck driver involved in a near fatal accident that required an above the knee amputation. With the support of his devoted wife and Paradigm's constant guidance and medical expertise, he now enjoys a high quality of life as a community volunteer and grandfather.

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Gary Weinstein was enjoying pitching batting practice to a youth baseball team when he was struck in the head by a line drive. Following two risky brain surgeries and a coma, treating physicians doubted he would make a full recovery. The Paradigm’s Management Team collaborated with his care givers and his wife to prepare a complex care recovery plan that got him back on the field.

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