St. Joseph’s Health System’s International Outreach Program (IOP), was established in 1986 by the Sisters of St. Joseph’s of Hamilton.
The IOP was conceived to empower its partners in developing communities to build healthcare capacity and academic knowledge to provide enhanced healthcare for all their citizens.
Over the years, the IOP has provided guidance and education to the front line health care workers in countries like Haiti, Guyana, Uganda, Israel, Yemen, Russia, Sudan and Romania.
In 2010 the IOP earned its charitable status from the Canada Revenue Agency and established itself as a well-defined corporate division within the St. Joseph’s Health System.
Today, International Outreach Program hosts doctors from Guyana and Uganda in Hamilton Ontario and provide hands-on medical training with local surgeons and physicians. These doctors go on to be leaders in their communities and promote lasting change.
To learn more about the International Outreach Program, please visit www.internationaloutreach.ca
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.