Cooke & Burnell Orthopedic Supplies shuts down

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – Cooke & Burnell Orthopedic Supplies has closed, after an attempt to merge with another company failed, according to the Berkshire Eagle. Cooke & Burnell, which had four employees, stopped accepting new patients on Jan. 1, but it remained open for several weeks so that company officials could tie up loose ends. The merger was how they planned to renew their five-year license to sell orthopedic supplies, which expired at the end of 2017. Company officials decided to close the business, instead of searching for another license holder, because they didn’t have enough time, the newspaper reported. There’s a possibility that the closure will be temporary, but company officials told the newspaper of their prospects of finding another license holder: “We’re not banking on that.” In addition to braces, Cooke & Burnell provided a wide range of other HME, including electric scooters, lift chairs, hospital beds, diabetic shoes and bathroom accessories. The company has been providing customers with a list of six other firms in the Berkshires that provide similar equipment and supplies.