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We follow the state of Kansas’ phased vaccine distribution plan. We maintain policies to keep patients, visitors and staff safe. Learn the latest on our visitor policy, now 1 guest per patient for most visit types, and on vaccine distribution and availability.

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Policies and Procedures
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Safety and Security

Safety is a top priority at The University of Kansas Health System and everywhere on the University of Kansas Medical Center and health system campus. University of Kansas police officers regularly patrol campus and are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Escorts to your vehicle

A University of Kansas police officer is available to escort you to your car after dark. To request an escort from any hospital phone, call 8-5030. Or call from your cell phone, 913-588-5030.

Emergency phones

To reach police in an emergency, use the light-blue phones located throughout the campus. You will automatically be connected to the University of Kansas Police Department when you pick up the receiver. You may also dial 911 from any phone.

Emergency and fire drills

The hospital schedules regular fire and emergency safety drills to ensure staff respond calmly and efficiently to any situation that affects your safety. When a drill begins, you will hear a bell or alarm sound. A staff member will let you know if an actual emergency arises and you need to follow safety protocols.

Cell phones

Using cell phones may not be allowed in some patient care areas. Ask nursing staff before using your cell phone in these areas.

Personal items

Because the hospital is not responsible for replacing missing or damaged personal belongings, we encourage you to leave cash, credit cards, jewelry and other valuables at home.

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