In October, our Chelsea, MI facility hosted Impact Academy, a significant event dedicated to strengthening the connection between our employees and our products. Chelsea was the first site to host an Impact Academy back in October 2021.
The program has evolved based on feedback from employees, and this year's approach featured a series of small group sessions with approximately 10 employees per session, which allowed for more discussions, questions and interactions than with larger groups. There was also a deeper dive into the impact of robotic-assisted knee and hip surgeries. Keith Dickey, Orchid’s Global Commercial Manager, led the interactive discussion.
Keith also talked to employees about our differentiators in the market, our full scope of capabilities, as well as growth opportunities for the Chelsea site with customers. He shared the impact employees and our industry have on patients.
In addition to the presentation, we had games and activities, including a skeleton naming contest and a Kahoot! quiz. Employees also received 5x7 “terminology cards” with orthopedic manufacturing terms and acronyms.
Our core mission remains to foster a deeper understanding of our work and purpose. As we look ahead, we anticipate many more Impact Academy gatherings in the future.
The Chelsea facility primarily manufactures polymer knee, hip and shoulder implants and trials used to assess the fit of the implant.