By Shane Graber
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
EAST ST. LOUIS — The front doors to Kenneth Hall Regional Hospital have two messages, ideas left over from the days when the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ nuns ran the place.
"God bless you," says the right door. "Peace to you," the left one says.
But these are far from peaceful times for the 118-year-old hospital on North Eighth Street, one of the few occupied buildings in this dwindling downtown.