Some patients won't see nurses of different race - Article Photos 3/3

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2013 file photo Melany Gavulic, CEO and president of Hurley Medical Center, makes a statement duirng a protest outside Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Mich. after a nurse filed a complaint against the hospital claiming it had agreed to a man's request that no African-American nurses care for his newborn. The case involving a white swastika-tattooed Michigan father and a black nurse at the hospital highlights one of medicine’s “open secrets” _ allowing patients to refuse treatment by a doctor or nurse of another race. The nurse is now suing the hospital, claiming it bowed to his illegal demands. (AP Photo/The Flint Journal, Lauren Justice, File) LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT