PATH is the new symbol for the public walkway system that connects major destinations within the Oklahoma Health Center campus. Many employees, patients and vistors can easily walk to many destinations by following the Path.
The Path walkway system is identified with a trail of teal circle symbols on the walls and through the halls that lead you through every turn. On the Path, you can find some of the most used patient/visitor parking garages and most importantly Landmark Elevators.
A Landmark Elevator is typically the main public elevator for a building. These elevators are
very important to navigating
the Path and have a distinct black and white symbol with a designated letter for quick
Elevators A through W are organized along the Path from West to East.
Use the legend on the Path map to find out which Landmark Elevator and parking garage is best associated to each building.
When you embrace the Landmark Elevator symbols as the major points that connect the Path,
navigating and giving directions
on the Path is very easy. Again, it is best to give directions to Landmark Elevators, not
For example, you could direct someone to the VA by saying:
“Follow the Path to Elevator V.”
Not by saying:
“Walk down that hall until you have to turn left. Walk up the incline and cross the street while you are on the skywalk. When you enter the building, turn left and the right and you should be see an elevator. That’s not the right elevator, keep walking. Turn left again. There it is ... I think.”
It is not important that everyone memorize the elevator icons for each facility, but know that they can be referenced on the Path maps found at each Elevator Landmark and throughout the Path if needed.
There are signs and maps along the Path to direct you toward these important elevators and
parking garages. Simply follow
these symbols on the signs to get to your destination.
Overhead signs on the PATH hang from the ceiling to help guide pedestrians to parking, elevators and specific clinic or department destinations with graphic symbols.
Wall signs are also found on the Path to support overhead
signs or give additional information.
Path signs are just the teal symbol that acts as the dotted line to follow from one building to another.
Maps can be found at Landmark Elevators and throughout the Path.
From building to building, Path may shift gradually from one floor to another, so be aware of
what floor you are on when
you enter another building.
Path also changes floors at Elevators G, L, R and T. Use the marked elevators to continue on the Path.