Lifestar to close locations in Bethlehem, East Stroudsburg

More than 100 employees affected

The health care transportation company Lifestar is set to close its Bethlehem and East Stroudsburg locations, affecting more than 100 employees.

Lifestar Regional CEO Charles Maymon confirmed Wednesday that the Bethlehem and East Stroudsburg substations will close in about 60 days.

He said the closure is due to "market changes," noting that Lifestar constantly assesses how much business is in each of their markets.

Maymon said the company will try to find work for the affected employees in other markets, but it may require them to relocate if they are willing.

The Bethlehem and East Stroudsburg locations both opened in 2010.

Maymon said Lifestar will remain open in Norristown and in the State of Delaware.

Just recently, Lifestar was in the middle of a legal dispute over transportation services at Gracedale nursing home.

Lifestar had submitted the lowest bid to provide ambulance services at Gracedale, but the Northampton County Council opted to stick with the current provider, Nazareth Ambulance.

Then County Executive John Stoffa took legal action to have County Council's decision overturned, but lost.

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