LifeStar Response of Maryland was established in 1998 through the consolidation of Advanced Care Ambulance, Huntemann Ambulance and Maryland Ambulance services. Locally, LifeStar Response provides a full range of medical transportation services to residents of Baltimore, Central Maryland, Metropolitan Washington, Eastern Shore of Maryland, and Delaware.

In the mid-Atlantic region, the company’s growth started in 2001 when they became the primary provider of medical transportation for John Hopkins Health Systems. The acquisitions of Best American, American Ambulance and LifeStar Ambulance companies continued the expansion of LifeStar Response operating areas. Finally in 2021 LifeStar Response has become a member of the KQT Health family and now is a wholly owned subsidiary of Keystone Quality Transport.

Keystone Quality Transport (KQT) is a family-owned business that grew from humble beginnings to become the mid-Atlantic region’s largest and most experienced multi-modal medical transportation provider. KQT launched in 1994 in Media, Pennsylvania with 3 ambulances and 2 wheelchair vans, and has since grown to over 200 vehicles and 9 operational bases. We provide Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Life Support (ALS), Specialty Care Transport (SCT), Wheelchair and Paratransit services to patients, residents, and members of a wide range of facilities and organizations, from large hospital systems to PACE programs.

KQT provides a full range of medical transportation services in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington DC, and Delaware. 2016 was a year of dramatic change at KQT as new senior leadership joined the company and implemented a quantitative approach to improving all aspects of the organization. This group of professionals brought an intense focus on quality, personal accountability, and efficiency metrics. Building on KQT’s long history of stability providing multimodal medical transportation services in the region, our team is second to none in servicing large healthcare systems and care networks.

“As an organization we want to ensure that our employees are knowledgeable, confident, and proud members of the LifeStar Response team where we treat our patients, customers, and each other with compassion, dignity and respect. Their contribution to the workplace is based on accountability, open communication, individual growth and shared success.”