The Next Chapter: What's Ahead for ACEMAPP in 2024

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The Next Chapter: What's Ahead for ACEMAPP in 2024

Incoming CEO Craig Donahue Shares Insights on How ACEMAPP’s Founding Mission Guides Its Work

As we look at what’s ahead for 2024, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on how the ACEMAPP platform has evolved over the years. What started as a regional initiative to improve workforce capacity has grown into a solution used by clinical education professionals nationwide. “We’re thankful to have such incredible partners who have helped us to learn and grow,” says ACEMAPP Director of Business Development Stacy Gradowski. “We look forward to continuing to evolve to meet the needs of our partners in the years to come.”

As ACEMAPP heads into its 17th year, the nonprofit organization behind its founding looks forward to a new era — but with the same commitment to service that it has had since Day One.

A New Era

Michigan Health Council (MHC) is the nonprofit responsible for bringing ACEMAPP to the healthcare marketplace. Headquartered in Okemos, Michigan, the organization had the ability to be nimble like a startup as it created ACEMAPP. At the same time, its nonprofit status allowed it to remain mission-driven and laser-focused on user feedback versus shareholder demands.

As 2024 begins, the Michigan Health Council looks forward to a new era. The new CEO of MHC, Craig Donahue, has been with the organization for 16 years. He has been a part of every stage of ACEMAPP’s development into a prominent clinical education platform.

“We started ACEMAPP because it aligned with our mission of expanding healthcare professionals’ capacity and expanding the workforce — and it still is that today,” Donahue says. “It was intended to resolve issues around expanding the capacity of clinical education in two ways: One, to find and identify new or underutilized spaces to do clinical education within the health system partners we worked with, and two, to reduce duplication of clinical education work on behalf of students.”

Looking ahead to 2024 and beyond, Donahue is setting his sights on delivering even more enhancement to ACEMAPP users in the coming year.

“The first thing I am excited about is the opportunity to create more solutions and products that will add value to the clients that we work with,” says Donahue, whose role as president and CEO officially began on Jan. 1, 2024. “The best way to do that is by expanding our team to add really good people to the process so that they can continue to help and grow the work that we do and the value that we add.”

Donahue has a demonstrable track record of assembling strong, highly collaborative teams. Several team members have been with ACEMAPP for more than a decade now, allowing for seamless pushes forward when iterating and improving.

From Founding Mission to a New Era

The Michigan Health Council's overarching vision is about access: "Every person has access to the right team of healthcare professionals to meet their health needs." ACEMAPP is one MHC product that – along with other MHC solutions – aims to address healthcare workforce challenges.

“ACEMAPP is one of our most impactful solutions as it works directly to increase workforce capacity,” says Donahue. “As the healthcare workforce crisis continues to grow, it’s more important than ever that we continue to evolve to meet the needs of our future health professionals and the organizations that educate, train, and hire them.”

One thing is certain: As challenges evolve, ACEMAPP will also evolve.