Compass Medical To Permanently Close All Locations By End Of Day

QUINCY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Compass Medical, the health organization with offices in Braintree, East Bridgewater, Easton, Middleborough, Quincy, and Taunton, is closing its doors permanently by the end of day Wednesday, WBZ NewsRadio has learned.

A Compass Medical employee spoke with WBZ, saying that employees were told about the company's closure this morning when they arrived for work. They were not told why the closure was happening.

Patients began receiving phone calls from Compass Medical Wednesday afternoon informing them of the closure and canceling their appointments. The employee WBZ spoke with said there is a plan to get more information to patients on the company's website in the next few days.

On Wednesday evening, Compass Medical posted the following statement on its website:

To our valued patients,
It is with our deepest regret and great sadness to inform you of our imminent plan to close our practices. After a steady steam of challenges, we were ultimately forced to make the devastating decision to close all offices of Compass Medical PC. effective immediately. There is no good way to share this news. We are heartbroken and truly sorry as we know the unprecedented impact of our valued patients.
Please be advised that more information will be shared as it becomes available on our website. We will be adding information about how you can continue your care with your primary provider as we receive it. Please check this website regularly.

In 2022, Compass Medical split from Dallas-based Steward Medical Group amid a major lawsuit filed in Suffolk Superior Court. In that suit, Compass wanted Steward to pay more than $80 million in damages for allegedly violating an agreement over bonuses to doctors and rent for equipment and office space.

The jury rejected these claims, instead ruling that Compass Medical had committed fraud against Steward and ordering Compass Medical to pay more than $16 million.

It is not known if the lawsuit and the closure are related.

This is an ongoing story.

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