May 24, 2021

Community Commitment: Because Your Community Is Our Community

Central Indiana Orthopedics (CIO) recently reviewed our vision, mission and values statements and made several updates that reflect where we are as an organization today, and where we strive to be going forward. Rather than keep these values to ourselves internally, we think it’s important that our community is aware of the deeply held beliefs of our practice, and the guideposts we use every day to provide compassionate and expert care to our patients. First up, we’d like to focus on the value Community Commitment, and why it’s our privilege to support the communities we serve.

Community commitment: It is our responsibility and privilege to give back to the communities we share as professionals and neighbors with our patients.

Being committed to our community strengthens the ties our physicians and staff have with our patients and their families. We are committed to creating connections to those we serve and learning what is important to our patients. We are intentional about creating relationships with our patients and their families in and out of the office by providing educational opportunities or supporting local organizations though donations or sponsorships, volunteering and outreach efforts. We 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.”

At CIO, we have a passion to help athletes return to full activity after injury. Many of our physicians and staff serve as team physicians and athletic trainers for area schools, universities and athletic programs. In doing so, we are able to cultivate lasting relationships with athletes and families and are here to serve them throughout their athletic and post-athletic careers. Watching an athlete suffer what they fear is an injury that will keep them from doing what they love, and then seeing them back on the field or track or gym excelling at their sport – this is the kind of thing that makes us love what we do.

While athletics is one area of our community commitment, we are passionate about assisting people of all ages, occupations and needs. Providing personalized, comprehensive care is what we do every day, and our goal is for everyone in our communities to be able to get back to doing what they love as quickly as possible after suffering with an acute or chronic issue.

Our board-certified physicians host seminars that are available to the community to help educate those in need of various treatment options, including leading-edge technology available at our office. This allows our physicians to get to know patients on a more personal level in a smaller setting.

Speaking of technology…we invest in state-of-the-art technologies like Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology – and we were the first in the region to do so – because we want our patients to have the best possible outcomes and quicker recovery times for surgeries like hip and knee replacements. It’s another tangible way we live out our commitment.

We make it a priority to stay connected to the community, whether it is by providing support through various sponsorships, such as golf outings to support local businesses and schools or volunteering to give back to the communities we love and serve. Over the past few years, Secret Families Christmas Charity has become an organization our group supports across central Indiana. We’ve enjoyed finding creative ways to raise money with our staff, such as jeans days, and our physicians matching funds raised so several local families can experience the joy of Christmas. Several of our staff volunteer on what Secret Families designates as the “big day” where people come together to shop, wrap gifts and deliver those gifts to families in need.

Most recently, we were made aware of the critical need for blood donations across central Indiana, so we began partnering with Versiti Blood Center to become a donation site for staff and others in our communities to donate blood.

“We are here for the long term,” said Dr. Steven Herbst. “To make sure that we make a difference and make sure that we do everything we can to keep the community thriving for as long as possible.”

The mindset of giving back to the communities we share as professionals and neighbors with our patients started with our founding physician, Dr. Jack Walker, in 1950. He said, “No matter how down you get, or how tired you get, never, ever forget it is a privilege to care for patients.”

Central Indiana Orthopedics is privileged to serve and support the residents and businesses throughout central Indiana. 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.

Check out some of our favorite memories over the past few years at community events and seminars.

Our team at Geist Half Marathon & Central Indiana Orthopedics 5k

Partnering with Versiti Blood Center to become a donation site for blood donations

Team Physicians of Ball State University at the Mac Championship

Volunteering for Secret Families Christmas Charity

Ribbon cutting for support of pickleball courts at Cyntheanne Park, Fishers

Our team at Run the Mounds, Anderson

Team Physicians of Indiana Wesleyan University

Seminar to provide education about shoulder injuries

Seminar to provide education about Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology

Our team, CIO Cutters, at Bike Fest to support the Cardinal Greenway, Muncie

Conference to provide education about our Workman’s Compensation services

Golf outing to raise money for Hamilton Southeastern high school basketball

Festival of the Trees Gala to support The Paramount Theater

Christmas caroling at local rehab facilities to spread holiday cheer