About Us

St. Joseph’s Health System, Group Purchasing Organization (SJHS-GPO) originated in 1992 as a not-for-profit program and system-wide approach to supporting the needs of their three hospitals, two long term care facilities and home care organization.  Over the years, SJHS-GPO has grown significantly and is now national in scope, representing over 400 healthcare facilities across Canada (View our Member Directory).

Today, we continue to unite healthcare industry stakeholders in the procurement of cost-effective capital equipment and food and nutrition solutions to put the needs of patients first.  In doing so, we support the vision of St. Joseph’s Health System:

Living the Legacy: Compassionate Care. Faith. Discovery.

We provide unparalleled strategic sourcing of capital equipment and food and nutrition products, through two highly specialized, core offerings: CAPsource and MEALsource. Each program combines decades of experience with proven processes utilizing innovative technologies that meet the healthcare needs of today and tomorrow. You'll receive all the benefits of group purchasing, including information sharing, cost savings, and dedicated support, but always remain in control of what you buy based on your organization's individual needs.

“This was a positive experience.  It was informative, organized and the staff was easily accessible to answer questions.  Good experience and would recommend this RFP process for future... Read More
Dana Andersen, Senior – Clinincal Engineering
Queensway Carleton Hospital
“Just one of the positives of working with MEALsource is the peer-networking and knowledge-sharing element the program provides. We meet regularly as a group, and it’s a great opportunity to learn... Read More
Jim Irvine - Purchasing Coordinator Nutrition & Food Services
Grand River Hospital
Great team to work with, great service and very efficient.
David Guirguis
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre
"Excellent service and extremely well organized. I’ve been in the business for 32 years and it was the first time that I saw such a huge project involving so many hospitals at once being so well... Read More
Aristide Savoie, OR Clinical Coordinator
Chaleur Regional Hospital
"Well organized, good pace and negotiation opportunities."
Nancy Wheeler, Value Stream Group Leader
Brant Community Healthcare System
“We are a special facility in that we prepare our own food, so we have very specific needs. The MEALsource team is able to ensure our unique requirements are met, while ensuring we get the best... Read More
Guy Monjo - Food Service and Nutriton Manager
Homewood Health Centre
 I just wanted to express my gratitude with Wendy and Candice from MEALsource. My experience has been so wonderful. I started in August 2018, and they made me feel so welcomed and provided... Read More
Theodora Bellisario, CSNM - Patient Food Service Supervisor
St. Mary's General Hospital
"The SJHS-GPO does a fantastic job at conducting the negotiations between the vendor and the hospitals, and focuses on negotiating what is best for each of the individual hospitals."
Joe Matus
St Thomas Elgin General Hospital
"A job well done as usual. Your team is great to work with, we look forward to future endeavours!"
Sean McNamara, Purchasing Supervisor
Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital
 Being a member of MEALsource has provided us the opportunity to collaborate with a team of professionals who face similar challenges - how do we best manage our... Read More
Kelly Brooks, Manager Clinical Nutrition & Patient Food Services
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton