Our member organizations each offer services according to their strengths, from acute care, long-term care, community care, to rehabilitation, hospice, community outreach, and mental health.
We are united in our passion to serve others. We live our mission every day in the way we tend to the people we meet, and each other. Genuine compassion and caring – it’s what we’re known for, locally and around the world.
Our Members, Foundations and Research Institute
We firmly believe that physician/clinician engagement is integral to achieving optimal, patient-focused results. That is why our process encourages multi-level participation. Our system is most effective when a plethora of voices come together.
Members benefit from System affiliation in many ways: strength in a shared mission and values, group buying power, research and information sharing through the St. Joseph’s Health System Research Network, and improvements in quality of work life for staff.
Membership includes all forms of healthcare entities including academic and community hospitals, long-term care facilities, home care, shared service organizations, and regional health authorities.
Member Foundations benefit through a collaborative approach that creates efficiency and potential to raise funds in their respective communities to support education, research and equipment needs for the people they serve.
The Research Institute of St. Joe’s Hamilton oversees the work of over 200 researchers and their teams as they carry out clinical, translational, evaluative, and fundamental research to improve diagnostics, care, and treatment for patients in our community and across the globe.
St. Joseph’s Health System Group Purchasing Organization originated in 1992 as a non-profit program and system-wide approach to supporting the needs of our three hospitals, two long term care facilities, and home care organization in two niche categories, capital equipment and food.
Over the years, SJHS-GPO has grown significantly and is now national in scope, representing over 400 member facilities across Canada. For over 26 years, the SJHS-GPO team has been pioneering advancements in procurement.
The organization regularly supports governments across Canada. At present, it is the lead healthcare capital procurement agent for all of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and the Yukon Territory. The membership is comprised of academic health centres, community and rural hospitals, long term care facilities, shared services organizations, and regional health authorities.
“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 completely supported throughout the RFP process. They were absolutely phenomenal in our negotiations whether you were participating in person or on the phone, you always felt you were being heard.”
Brenda Kinney, Executive Director, Horizon NB
“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 learn new ways to generate savings, without compromising on quality. MEALsource also offers opportunities to view many new innovations in food and related merchandise from our vendors and manufacturers, which is fantastic.”
Alyssa Sewell – Manager, Food Services and Clinical Nutrition, Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre
CAPsource is the only national procurement program dedicated specifically to strategic sourcing for capital equipment. Our trusted and proven processes help healthcare facilities obtain maximum value for a wide range of products, while upholding fair, open and transparent sourcing practices that adhere to provincial and federal procurement regulations.
MEALsource is a not-for-profit food and nutrition procurement program representing the purchasing interests of numerous hospitals, long-term care facilities, complex continuing care facilities, mental health/addiction facilities and retail outlets across Ontario. Using practices developed through 20 years of healthcare food procurement experience, we help each of our Members efficiently and effectively manage their procurement needs.