Cardinal Santos Medical Center partners with ASC Global Recruitment to provide world-class training to Filipino nurses


Creating opportunities for Filipino nurses. Cardinal Santos Medical Center partners with ASC Global Recruitment to provide word class training and create opportunities for Filipino nurses through safe, secure, and quality placements in the United Kingdom.

Cardinal Santos Medical Center (CSMC) opened the year with a milestone with its contract signing with ASC Global Recruitment (ASCGR), an agency engaged in the recruitment of skilled Filipino workers for placement overseas. 

The partnership between the two organizations will create an opportunity for Filipino nurses to jumpstart their global careers through Cardinal Santos Medical Center, one of the country’s leading private tertiary hospital. For the hospital, the partnership is one way of fulfilling its vision to develop globally competitive nursing professionals whose career journey begin with Cardinal Santos Medical Center. 

Career laddering program. With the training that CSMC will be providing the nurses, Pagdanganan foresees that this initiative will eventually solidify into a career laddering program.

“Recognizing the aspiration of Filipino nurses to work overseas, we are collaborating with ASC Global Recruitment to link nurses to U.K. employers through safe, secure and quality placements,” says CSMC President and CEO Raul Pagdanganan. “As a training institution, we aim to provide them the basic training as prescribed by the employers. Our goal is for this initiative to eventually evolve into a career laddering program for our nurses.”

The contract signing was led by Pagdanganan, Leona Paula Macalintal, Nursing Director, and Maria Louzel Diaz-Tiozon, Vice-President and Head of Human Resources. 

ASCGR was represented by Krees Castaneda, President, Fred Sampang, Quality Management Head and Operations Director, Cha Pineda, Finance and Admin Head. 

“For nurses, this profession is more than a job—it is a calling,” adds Pagdanganan. “And Cardinal Santos Medical Center is committed to helping them lay a solid foundation for their careers and become a conduit for realizing their dreams by providing world class training.”