INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center

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Address

3300 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Security

The Women’s Center is a designated “secured floor” – equipped with a device that will monitor access to the entrances of the center. The device includes a camera and speaker that allow the staff to see and hear visitors.

Visitors push a button on the device to alert the staff and provide the patient’s full name to be allowed entry.

This is a proactive step in providing a safe environment for patients during their stay at the Women’s Center. The security department along with the medical staff continually looks for ways to improve the safety of patients and employees.

We want to exercise due diligence in providing the most secure unit for our women and children during their hospital stay. This new measure creates a safe environment and gives families peace of mind.

The Women’s Center staff has also been trained to share recommendations from various agencies. For instance, The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children advises limiting access to personal information by avoiding birth announcements in local newspapers.

As advocates for patient rights, our responsibility is to educate our parents of these risks and respect their right to make their own decisions.

Information for Parents about Infant Security

Baby abductions from hospitals are extremely rare, thankfully. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, from 1965 through May 2017 there were only 135 infant abductions from health care facilities across all of the United States.

Still, having a safe and secure maternity ward provides peace of mind for new parents when they have a baby. Hospitals take security guidelines very seriously and there are numerous anti-abduction protocols in place. In addition, here are techniques new parents can follow to help prevent baby abductions while in the hospital and immediately after going home.

You can learn more on our blog, I On Your Health.