Cardinal Santos Medical Center (CSMC) adds Netherlands-based employment agency OTTO Work Force to its roster of global partners for its Nursing Development Program. An agreement between the two organizations was signed last June 27, Monday.
Present at the signing were CSMC President and CEO Raul C. Pagdanganan and OTTO Founder and CEO Frank van Gool. CSMC’s Vice President and CFO Marivic Mabuti, Director for Nursing Leona Paula Macalintal, Head of Human Resources Maria Louzel Diaz-Tiozon, Chief Medical Officer Zenaida Javier-Uy, Head of Business Planning and Development Shirard Adiviso, and OTTO Project Managers Sophie van Hoenselaar and Kirsten van Gool were also in attendance.
CSMC’s Nursing Development Program was created in line with the hospital’s mission of providing world-class training to its medical practitioners. The program’s goal is to give Caring Cardinal nurses opportunities to gain international experience and become globally competitive professionals.
“The health innovation landscape in the Netherlands boasts of state-of-the-art advancements that are recognized by global institutions,” said Pagdanganan. “Along with our mission of providing patient-centered care, this opportunity for our Filipino Caring Cardinal nurses will allow them to enhance their skills and jumpstart their global career.”
Through the agreement with OTTO, which is the Netherlands’ largest international employment service organization, CSMC nurses will be able to help alleviate the country’s current shortage of healthcare workers in Dutch hospitals.
Additionally, the program ensures that participants will be able to share their newfound knowledge and lead their fellow nurses upon their return, promoting growth and advancement within CSMC.
“We see very good, motivated, well-qualified people in the Philippines,” said van Gool. “That means that these people are really fitting [not just to the] Dutch but also to [other] European countries.”
CSMC is also currently partnered with US-based employment agency ADEX Medical Staffing for a similar program.
For more information about CSMC’s Nursing Career Development Program, as well as other programs and services that CSMC offers, please visit https://cardinalsantos.com.ph/. CSMC is also on Facebook, like and follow them at www.facebook.com/CardinalSantos.