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.

Great team to work with, great service and very efficient.
David Guirguis
Royal Victoria Regional 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
"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
"Excellently organized. Liked being able to view so many different companies together."
Bernie Hartung, Charge Technologist Hematology
Grey Bruce Health Services
"I can't say enough about the great work of the SJHS-GPO team. Their ability to bring together such a diverse group and have such a clear understanding of each member was fantastic, and I felt I was... Read More
Brenda Kinney, Executive Director
Horizon NB
“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
“MEALsource has made it possible for our facilities to participate in the local food system in a way that we can feel good about, and they continue to expand the opportunities for us each year. Our... Read More
Sue Roberts - Manager Support Services
Groves Memorial Community Hospital
"Well organized, good pace and negotiation opportunities."
Nancy Wheeler, Value Stream Group Leader
Brant Community Healthcare System
“The team was outstanding. Jay skillfully led us through the day of negotiations, and I was quite pleased with the guidance, honesty, and service we received.”
Nancy Hammell
Grand River 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