August 7, 2022

Committed to Supporting Central Indiana Communities for Over 70 Years

At Central Indiana Orthopedics, it is our privilege to give back to the communities we share as professionals and neighbors with our patients. Being committed to our community strengthens the ties we have with our patients and their families. We enjoy opportunities to interact with members of our CIO neighborhoods outside the office by providing educational opportunities or supporting local organizations though donations or sponsorships, volunteering and outreach efforts. Several of our physicians and staff are also personally involved.

“We live in these communities; our children go to school in these communities. We also want to take the practice outside the physical walls of the building,” said Dr. Jamie Kay, President of CIO.” We want to get our patients back to work, back to sports, back to whatever activity it is that they’re missing.”

One way we remain committed to our community is through local schools, supporting their athletic teams with sponsorships or providing medical coverage. We are passionate about helping athletes return to full activity after injury, and many of our physicians and staff have a history of serving as team physicians and athletic trainers for area schools, universities and athletic programs. In doing so, we are able to create lasting relationships with athletes and their families and are here to take care of their orthopedic needs throughout their athletic careers and beyond.

Drs Haller, Waterman and Hunt serving as Team Physicians of Ball State Athletics

While athletics is one area of our community commitment, we are passionate about assisting people of all ages, occupations and needs. Providing education on sports injuries and prevention, joint pain and treatment options or attending community events to share information about the services we provide are just a few ways we stay connected to our community on a more personal level.

Dr. Jamie Kay sharing information about Mako SmartRobotics™ technology for hip/knee replacement

CIO team providing physical therapy evaluations at Geist Half Marathon

Several of our physicians share special connections with local community organizations and choose to personally support through fundraising, donations or volunteer efforts. Below are just a few highlights of their time spent with those organizations.

Dr. Badman and team at Strength in our Streets CrossFit event to support Wheeler Mission

Dr. Tekula and her son volunteering for the Special Olympics Indiana State Bowling Tournament

Dr. Waterman and his wife Jenny volunteering with Cub Scout pack 303

Dr. Jones is a proud supporter of Anderson Community Rejuvenation

Dr. Jerman and Nick Long PA (pictured) as well as several other CIO doctors support Drive for Down Syndrome annual golf outing, benefiting GiGi’s Playhouse

Team Haller volunteering at Habitat for Humanity

We look forward to staying committed to the communities and neighboring areas, and helping our patients get back to doing what they love for years to come. “We are here for the long term,” said Dr. Steven Herbst. “To make sure that we make a difference and do everything we can to keep the community thriving for as long as possible.”

Here’s a look outside our office walls at some of our favorite events and volunteer opportunities our physicians and staff have participated in over the past few years.

Enjoying a day along the Cardinal Greenway at their annual Bike Fest event

Run into Summer 5k benefiting Monroe Central Athletic Training Program

Team CIO at the Global 6K for Water benefiting World Vision organization. Dr. Herbst’s wife Kristen coordinates an event in Muncie each year

Drs Kay and Jerman playing in the Furry Fracas pickleball tournament to benefit the Hamilton County Humane Society

Team CIO at Festival of the Trees Gala to support The Paramount Theater

Hosting blood drives at our offices to help with the blood supply shortage

Shopping for Secret Families Christmas Charity