Safety and Security
Safety is a top priority at The University of Kansas Health System and everywhere on the University of Kansas Medical Center campus. KU police officers regularly patrol campus and are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Escorts to your vehicle
A KU 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.
To reach police in an emergency, use the light-blue phones located throughout the campus. You will automatically be connected to the KU 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.
Using cell phones may not be allowed in some patient care areas. Ask nursing staff before using your cell phone in these areas.
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.