birth Nurse Midwives Say: "People Want A Birth Center in Lane County" By Tiffany Eckert • Feb 18, 2020 Leah Sikora Moore When PeaceHealth closed its Birth Center in Springfield last August, it left a gap in services for women. Now, a group of midwives plan to open a new free-standing center. Petition And Social Media Campaigns Circulate To Save Nurse Midwifery Birth Center By Tiffany Eckert • May 16, 2019 PeaceHealth Oregon abruptly announced last week that their Nurse Midwifery Birth Center in Springfield will close at the end of August. Soon after, a consumer advocacy group for the Birth Center started a petition to save it. PeaceHealth Nurse Midwifery Birth Center In Springfield To Be Closed, Midwife Services Terminated By Tiffany Eckert • May 10, 2019 PeaceHealth Sacred Heart PeaceHealth Oregon, the largest health care provider in the region, has announced plans to close its Nurse Midwifery Birth Center in Springfield at the end of August.