March 21, 2024 (Oakville, ON) – The Coordinated Accessible National (CAN) Health Network, a national organization working to introduce more Canadian innovation into Canada’s health care system, proudly announces its partnership with Liminality Innovations, a Canadian organization dedicated to enhancing maternal and newborn care by providing health care quality management solutions.

Liminality Innovations has garnered acclaim for its approach to neonatal care, focusing on an integrated and collaborative environment that addresses the challenges that the birth of a critically-ill newborn poses for families, care providers and the health care system. At the heart of Liminality’s mission is its solution called Merge™ – a family integrated model of care that drives a culture shift within healthcare institutions, empowering parents to actively participate as partners in their newborn’s care journey. As a result, parents are more confident and less stressed, babies go home sooner, and hospitals avoid costs.

“Merge serves as a comprehensive performance improvement solution, designed to educate and equip healthcare professionals, including doctors and nurses, with the tools and strategies necessary to seamlessly integrate parents into their newborn’s healthcare team,” said Dr. Karen Benzies, PhD, RN, founder of Liminality. “Integrating families in the delivery of care has a positive impact on infants, their families, providers and the health system.”

The partnership between CAN Health and Liminality Innovations signifies a milestone in advancing the quality of neonatal care and increases the potential to scale its solution across Canada.

“We are pleased to welcome Liminality Innovations to the Network,” said Dr. Dante Morra, Founder and Chair, CAN Health Network. “Supporting families to care for our smallest and most fragile patients is vital, and we are excited to support the growth of this made-in-Canada solution.”


About CAN Health Network

The CAN Health Network is a federally-funded national organization working to introduce more Canadian innovation into Canada’s health system. The Network works with leading Canadian health care providers – referred to as Edges – to scale Canadian technology companies across Canada and beyond. By partnering Canadian companies directly with health care operators, CAN Health enables these companies and their solutions to be rapidly validated, procured and scaled across the Network.

About Liminality Innovations

Transforming Healthcare through Evidence-based Innovation

Liminality Innovations creates spaces that empower health and social providers to deliver exceptional care and support to all children, ensuring they grow up healthy. Our flagship product, Merge, is a clinical trial-validated evolution in family-centered neonatal care that improves outcomes for critically-ill newborns and their families. By leveraging technology and evidence-based practices, Merge reduces costs to the healthcare system while enhancing the quality of care. We are scaling Merge in neonatal units across Canada, ensuring more families have access to the support and resources they need during their journey in neonatal care.

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