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.

“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
"Fluid process, great team, well organized, polished procurement cycle administration. All parties (suppliers and providers) understand the value of the process. Great program and HUGE time saver."
Jeff Phillips, Manager Logistics and Procurement
Queensway Carleton Hospital
“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
 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
Great team to work with, great service and very efficient.
David Guirguis
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre
“Being a part of MEALsource has enabled me to broaden my ideas beyond my own facility, by tapping into the knowledge base of my peers. The program offers a warm, collaborative environment where I can... Read More
Alyssa Sewell - Manager, Food Services and Clinical Nutrition
Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre
“This was my first RFP experience with St. Joe’s.  The process from start to finish was positive and informative.  At times, it was hard to meet deadlines but it allowed the process to move... Read More
Dana Andersen, Senior – Clinincal Engineering
Queensway Carleton Hospital
"Extremely satisfied with the process!"
Karen Frenette, Director - Nursing Administration
Chaleur Regional 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
"Our experiences with the St. Joseph’s Group have been very positive. The tools and processes they have put in place to support hospitals through the procurement process have been invaluable. Not... Read More
Jo-Anne Chandler, Integrated Director Materials Management
Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital