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1055 Southwest Oralabor Road
Ankeny, IA 50023

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Jordan Creek)

180 Jordan Creek Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Waukee)

950 E Hickman Rd
Waukee, IA 50263

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UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine | Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th Street Southwest
Altoona, IA 50009

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ankeny Medical Park

3625 North Ankeny Boulevard
Ankeny, IA 50023

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA 50310

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 Southeast 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50320

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Blank Children's Hospital

Window Safety

Each year in the U.S., window falls account for approximately 12 deaths and 5000 injuries to children ages 10 and under. Window fall tragedies can happen any time of the year but happen most frequently when the weather is nice and the windows are open.

What you can do to keep kids safe:

  • Don't depend on screens to prevent falls. Screens are meant to keep bugs out; they do not keep kids in.
  • Keep beds and furniture away from windows so children cannot climb up to the window.
  • Teach children to play a safe distance from windows - for example, two giant steps.
  • Lock all unopened windows and never leave young children unattended near open windows.
  • Install window stops or guards that meet ASTM standards.
  • Consider installing safety screens. More information about safety screens can be found here .

Window guards and window stops should be installed to help prevent window falls. They can be easy to install and should have a release mechanism in the event of an emergency. You can find these devices as well as one-on-one assistance and education at the Safety Store at Blank Children's Hospital and 411 Safety Shop and Training. Remember that no device replaces active supervision; it's the key to ensuring your child doesn't have access to open windows in your home. 

We are proud to partner with the Hannah Geneser Foundation and Safe Kids Greater Des Moines on a window safety program called Hannah's Hope. Hannah was a vibrant 4-year old who died in 2011 when she fell from a third story window in Des Moines. The Hannah Geneser Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was launched by her parents in 2011 to honor the memory of Hannah and to help prevent the accidental death or serious injury of other young children.  

Please visit the Hannah Geneser Foundation website to learn more about Hannah's Hope and for additional information on window safety.