Mohawk Medbuy Corporation (MMC) is pleased to welcome Brightshores Health System to our MEALsource nutrition procurement program. Brightshores is one of hundreds of public sector organizations across the country benefiting from MMC’s not-for-profit, shared services model.

Brightshores has been an MMC Member since 2020, leveraging our sourcing solutions for medical and surgical supplies and capital equipment. Extending our collaboration to include nutrition is a natural next step in our efforts to enhance the health care supply chain in Southwestern Ontario.

“We’re very pleased to expand our relationship with Brightshores through our nutrition program,” said Tony DiEmanuele, MMC’s President and CEO. “MEALsource fosters opportunities for local farmers to participate in the health care nutrition procurement process. Our partnership with Brightshores means their patients will have access to the significant nutritional benefits of locally sourced food.”

Drawing on more than five decades of health care nutrition procurement experience, MMC’s MEALsource program allows Members to easily customize their nutrition offerings to meet the individual needs of their patients and facilities. Members participate fully in the product selection process, and MEALsource’s aggregated volume pricing helps hospitals maximize value for their specific nutritional requirements.

“We’re pleased to work with MMC to ensure our patients’ health needs are supported with quality nutrition,” said Jesse Dixon, Director or Support Services at Brightshores. “Being a member of MEALsource gives Brightshores access to a diverse array of nutritional options that benefit both patient health and local food providers. It’s an outstanding solution for our needs.”

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About Brightshores Health System

Brightshores Health System is a multi-site health care corporation which operates six hospitals and a mental health wellness and recovery centre in the Grey Bruce region. With a team of 2,100 dedicated and compassionate staff and over 200 physicians who work together delivering excellent patient care to residents and visitors across Grey Bruce, the organization has more than 100,000 patient visits per year and serves a population of close to 200,000 residents and over 2 million short-stay seasonal visitors.

About Mohawk Medbuy

Mohawk Medbuy Corporation (MMC) is a national, not-for-profit, shared services organization that supports hundreds of health care providers across Canada, as well as child welfare agencies and other public sector organizations. MMC provides value-driven contracting and procurement solutions for medical/surgical supplies, pharmaceutical products, local sourcing, capital (equipment, FF&E and redevelopment) and nutrition solutions. Other services include data analytics, in-hospital support, warehousing/logistics, technology, procure-to-pay, and accounts payable.  

MMC is actively supporting the creation of a resilient value chain that incorporates environmental social, and economic wellbeing – and fosters the participation of Indigenous businesses. Based in Burlington, ON, MMC operates regional hubs in Toronto, Thunder Bay, Kingston, Brantford and London as well as a hub and distribution centre in Oakville.