An affiliate of IDS, Integrated Developmental Services, founded in 1992, Port
Moresby, Papua New Guinea by Estrellita T. Santa Cruz, B.S., S.W., M.S.W.. The
company from its infancy largely concentrated in the areas of training and
consultancy. After a few years, it quickly diversified into different industries including,
construction, training & development, engineering services and job placements. IDS
eventually expanded and formed cross functional programs between Papua New
Guinea and the Philippines in the early 1990’s often dealing with the likes of
Mondragon Industries and ADB, Asian Development Bank to name a few. IDS
spun-off ACS, Alternate Care Services to specifically concentrate on the large
worldwide demand for healthcare professional workers such as nurses and therapists.
Today, ACS has locations in Union, NJ, Saylorsburg, PA, Port Moresby, Papua New
Guinea, Novaliches & Paranaque, Philippines. The main function of ACS is to recruit
and provide temporary staffing of professional health care workers in a nationally
recognized health care institution in the United States of America.