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
“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
"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
"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
"Excellently organized. Liked being able to view so many different companies together."
Bernie Hartung, Charge Technologist Hematology
Grey Bruce Health Services
"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 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 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
"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