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Lifeline Transport Marks COVID-19 Milestone

Johns Hopkins recently transported its 1,000th patient who was either known to have COVID-19 or who was under investigation for the disease. No Lifeline staff members contracted COVID-19 during their patient interactions. "This means that our infection control procedures and the model that we are using, which includes a transport safety officer, is successful," says Heidi Hubble, director of operations for Johns Hopkins Lifeline critical care transportation. Read more about the Lifeline team’s safety success.

Celebrating 25 Years

Lifeline HAL 25 years badge

In 2017, the Johns Hopkins Lifeline critical care transportation program and Hopkins Access Line (HAL) celebrated their 25th anniversary. Since their inception in 1992, HAL and Lifeline have worked hand in hand. When a referring physician calls Johns Hopkins to transfer a patient, the call comes into HAL, where a representative coordinates the transfer. This could include connecting the physician with an attending doctor and coordinating with bed management and admitting to ensure that a room is available for the patient. Once a room is available, Hopkins Communication Center, or HopComm, then dispatches a Lifeline transportation crew, whether by ambulance or helicopter, to pick up the patient.


Lifeline is now involved in 22,000 air, ground and in-house transports each year. The HAL team currently handles 2,000 calls a week and 900 requests a month for transfers from other hospitals.

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The Lifeline of Johns Hopkins | Providing Patient Care from the Sky

In 2001, the Johns Hopkins Lifeline transportation team expanded its patient care capabilities to include rotor-wing, or helicopter, service through a collaboration with STAT MedEvac. This extended Lifeline’s reach, giving the team the ability to fly to pick up patients and provide Johns Hopkins’ level of care more quickly to patients from their bed side at other hospitals. In 2021, Lifeline celebrated 20 years of its helicopter division’s accomplishments, including more than 10,000 patient flights

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The Lifeline of Johns Hopkins | Bringing Johns Hopkins Medicine to Patients

Johns Hopkins Lifeline brings advanced life support and critical care services to patients referred to the Johns Hopkins Health System. Since its inception, the Lifeline team has been involved in hundreds of thousands of air, ground and in-house patient transports, and has helped save the lives of many people.

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Contact Lifeline:

Johns Hopkins Lifeline
Location: 1800 Orleans St.
Nelson SB-283C
Baltimore, MD 21287

Phone: 410-614-7777

Johns Hopkins Lifeline