USI partners with Tri-State Orthopaedics for medical care


EVANSVILLE, Ind. — The University of Southern Indiana has entered into a partnership with Tri-State Orthopaedics to be the official medical provider for the Screaming Eagles varsity programs. The contract is slated to run from the 2023-24 through 2027-28 academic years.

“This partnership combines two progressive organizations, and we are thrilled to bring our high-quality innovative orthopaedic care to the University’s student-athletes,” said Philip Rawley, M’24, CEO of Tri-State Orthopaedics.  “Our talented sports medicine providers bring many years of experience at the professional and collegiate level.”

“The care for our student-athletes at USI is a top priority and we are very confident in the team that Tri-State Orthopaedics has in place to meet that priority,” said USI Director of Athletics Jon Mark Hall. “They are leaders in the sports medicine field, and we are excited to be aligned with their proven staff of health professionals.”

The agreement comes while USI continues to make its transition to NCAA Division I as a member of the Ohio Valley Conference. The Screaming Eagles have already made their presence known with numerous individual honors and impressive showings in team competitions.

Dr. Tim Hamby has been appointed the head team orthopaedic physician and will be joined by Dr. Shayne Kelly, Katelyn Schneider (PA-C), Sydney Kelly (PA-C), and Kurtis Anthony (NP-C) in providing care to the USI Athletes.  Dr. Hamby and Dr. Kelly are fellowship-trained in sports medicine.

About Tri-State Orthopaedics:
Tri-State Orthopaedics is the largest orthopaedic practice in the Evansville area with 36 providers – 23 physicians, six nurse practitioners, and seven physician assistants. TSOS currently employs 200 local staff in the Tri-State area with offices on the East and West sides of Evansville, Newburgh, Vincennes, Jasper, Washington, and Tell City. Tri-State Orthopaedics has been involved with the Evansville community for many years which includes supporting the local high schools and universities as their orthopaedic team physician.