The St. Joseph’s Health System, Group Purchasing Organization (SJHS-GPO), which originated in 1992, has grown to become a National group that works together with healthcare facilities, manufacturers and distributors to create effective purchasing opportunities. The St. Joseph's Health System Group Purchasing Organization consists of a Capital Group and Food & Nutrition Group.
The Capital Group includes membership of over 160 healthcare facilities across Canada, including British Columbia, Ontario and Nova Scotia. The membership is comprised of academic health centres, community hospitals and long term care facilities. Of these, 131 facilities are located throughout the Province of Ontario. With the adoption of integrated supply-chain management the SJHS-GPO has been approached to deliver customized Capital acquisition processes to a wide variety of member organizations and externally to organizations ranging from government bodies (federal and provincial) to large academic health centers, rural community hospitals and long term care facilities, which have resulted in overall success. (BusinessHightlights)
The Food & Nutrition Group's member consists of over 25 healthcare facilities in Southern Ontario comprised of hospitals, long-term care and mental health facilities. The Food & Nutrition group is a member driven organization working together to combine purchasing volumes in order to attain the best possible pricing for all members.
The St. Joseph's Health System, Group Purchasing Organization is proud to be involved in the collection and shipping of medical equipment and supplies for the St. Joseph's Health System, International Outreach Program. This program is involved in providing ongoing medical assistance throughout the developing world in countries such as Haiti, Uganda and Yemen.