midwives

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. 

Tiffany Eckert

Five of the nurse midwives who were fired when Peacehealth closed its birth center—have new jobs. McKenzie Willamette hospital has hired them to run a midwifery service in Springfield.

Tiffany Eckert

At the end of this month, PeaceHealth will close its free-standing Nurse Midwifery Birth Center in Springfield. Despite public outcry, hospital administration has shown no sign of changing the decision they announced on May 7th. As KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert reports, some expectant mothers are now having to make new birth plans and decide where and with whom they will deliver their babies.

Tiffany Eckert

At the end of this month, PeaceHealth will close its free-standing Nurse Midwifery Birth Center in Springfield. Despite public outcry, hospital administration has shown no sign of changing the decision they announced on May 7th.

Sue Trezona

PeaceHealth Oregon announced last week it will close the Nurse Midwifery Birth Center in Springfield at the end of August. Some midwives say this will have a significant impact on the Lane County midwifery community and options for expectant mothers.

Sue Trezona

KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert speaks with retired midwife Sue Trezona who has delivered 3,029 babies in Lane County. Trazona reflects on the history of midwifery in Eugene and the future of the practice following the announcement that PeaceHealth Oregon plans to close the Nurse Midwifery Birth Center in Springfield by the end of August.