Thursday, January 29, 2009

EUGENE WEEKLY covers the Birth Center

January 29, 2009

• Economic worries could also interfere with PeaceHealth’s plans to relocate its Nurse-Midwifery Birth Center from its current location at 511 E. 12th Ave. to a new facility planned near RiverBend. Advocates for the move are lobbying for the new center at PeaceHealth’s corporate board meeting in Washington state June 30 and have gathered 523 signatures on a petition. Not everyone’s happy with losing the center at its handy 28-year Eugene location, but one source tells us she’s worried PeaceHealth’s board might see the Birth Center as redundant and simply close it and not build the new $417,000 facility on its $600,000 one-acre lot. However, the Birth Center appears to be a priority for the hospital’s foundation. Advocates for the move have a blog at

Clarification: the Washington State meeting is scheduled for January 30th

Click HERE to sign the petition supporting Birth Center adjacent to SHMC RiverBend

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