More Winkler County Nurse news

Well, okay, one of these isn’t ‘news’, as it’s an article from March of this year, from the Texas Observer:

Four months after he started, Wiley hired Dr. Rolando Arafiles, a Filipino family-practice doctor he’d met at the hospital in Crane. Arafiles and his wife bought a house in Kermit. They threw themselves into the town’s social life. Arafiles played golf with the county sheriff. Wiley, who wanted his doctors to be part of the community, was thrilled—so much so that when the nurses started to question Arafiles’ treatment of patients, the administrator tried to quash their complaints. When Mitchell, Galle and Warren finally sent damning evidence to state regulators, Wiley and two of Winkler County’s leading citizens took decisive action: They launched an attack on the nurses.

It’s well written, and serves as the bulk of the material in a podcast from This American Life. You can play it from their page, and it features audio interviews of the Nurses. It’s good.




  1. westeasterly says:

    I seriously doubt there will be any real justice here. The facts of the case aren’t surprising- collusion at multiple levels so that men with power do as they please. That’s pretty much our whole criminal justice system. I haven’t listened to it yet, but I’ve heard this week’s episode of “This American Life” on NRP covers this case. The online podcast version (through iTunes) only keeps 1 episode at time, so if anyone’s interested, make sure you grab it this week.

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