East St. Louis Loses Only Hospital; Kenneth Hall Closing After 120 Years
|Kenneth Hall Hospital should close by end of summer.|
In 2008 the hospital formed a partnership with Touchette Hospital some 4.5 miles away in Centreville, which handles more complicated health services for Kenneth Hall. East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks tells the Belleville News-Democrat that he's saddened, but not surprised, by yesterday's vote to close his city's only hospital. Parks is hoping to soon replace the hospital with an urgent care center for East St. Louis.