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.
For more than 30 years, Johns Hopkins Lifeline has provided all types of patient transportation with a specialty in critical care. This hospital-based program, among the first of its kind in the region, was designed to provide advanced life support and critical care services for patients referred or transferred to Johns Hopkins Health System hospitals.
To expedite patient care, we built an integrated delivery system to safely transport these patients to Hopkins. Nearly 40,000 transports are coordinated each year through the Hopkins Communications Center (HopComm): on the ground and in the air.