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.

“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
"I've been working with the CAPsource team for many years now, and I’ve experienced the great results that they achieve. The team is so well versed in the process, and they always ensure we have what... Read More
Christine Runnquist, Diagnostic Imaging & Regional Nuclear Medic
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
Great team to work with, great service and very efficient.
David Guirguis
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre
"Well organized, good pace and negotiation opportunities."
Nancy Wheeler, Value Stream Group Leader
Brant Community Healthcare System
"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
 “The team has the process down to an art” 
David Guirguis
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre
“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
"Extremely satisfied with the process!"
Karen Frenette, Director - Nursing Administration
Chaleur Regional Hospital
"Excellently organized. Liked being able to view so many different companies together."
Bernie Hartung, Charge Technologist Hematology
Grey Bruce Health Services