ORLANDO -- A nurse who received national attention during the war in Iraq stands accused of raping two patients in Osceola Regional Medical Center.
Shean Galvin, a former Air Force captain, bonded out of the Osceola County Jail early Thursday after being charged with two counts of sexual battery, according to Kissimmee police.
In 2003, Galvin appeared on “Good Morning America” after heading a medevac crew that flew Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch to a hospital in Germany after she was wounded, captured and then rescued in Iraq.
Galvin’s arrest is the latest black eye for the Kissimmee hospital in recent weeks.
Seventeen-year-old Matthew Scheidt was arrested recently on charges of posing as a physician assistant in the emergency room and practicing medicine without a license.
Scheidt, who has no medical certification, examined unsuspecting patients in the emergency room and performed CPR on a patient in cardiac arrest, court records state.
The charges against Galvin, 49, involve the same emergency room. The first of two female patients told police that he assaulted her there Sept. 30 after giving her pain medication, court records show.
The woman told police that she fell at home that day and was transported by ambulance to Osceola Regional Medical Center, where she was examined by Galvin.
He asked to see her breasts and said they were attractive, records state. After his comment, Galvin gave the woman an intravenous medication to ease her pain, records show.
Galvin is accused of moving the woman a short while later to another room, then placing her in a chair and forcing her to perform a sexual act on him, records allege.
Afterward, Galvin discharged the woman from the emergency room and told her that if she wanted more pain medication, she would have to return for more treatment, records state. During the investigation, police determined the woman took medications for depression, anxiety and bipolar disorders.
She told a detective that Galvin called her Oct. 4 and gave her his phone number, saying he wanted to see her again and would call her Oct. 7, records state.
The woman reported what happened to police the next day. Officers tracked the phone number to a cell phone listed for Shean Michael Galvin, records state.
A second woman contacted police Oct. 7 from Osceola Regional Medical Center, where she had gone for treatment of an infection.
After being examined, the woman said, Galvin gave her injections in both buttocks. She then got dressed, expecting to be discharged, but said that Galvin returned to the room.
At that point, Galvin told her to lower her pants so he could examine her vagina but inserted his ungloved finger into her rectum, records state. Suspecting that she had been abused, the woman told a nursing supervisor, records state.
“Shean apologized for his actions, telling (the woman) that he may have brushed up against her rectum with his hand while checking bandages he had previously applied to her buttocks. However, (the woman) stated that the bandages are located just below her hips ...,” records state.
A representative for Osceola Regional Medical Center said Galvin has been suspended.
“The hospital is conducting an internal review,” Vanessa Guevara said in a statement. “We will continue to assist the police as they investigate these allegations.”
A state investigation will begin almost immediately, according to the Florida Department of Health.
“If a practitioner has been arrested, we will be looking into it,” state DOH spokeswoman Jennifer Hurst said.
State records show Galvin was hired by Osceola Regional Medical Center after the state Board of Nursing suspended his license and placed him on two years of probation in 2007 for a series of narcotic-medication errors at South Lake Hospital in Clermont.
State investigators discovered that, on one day alone, Galvin had -- without orders from a doctor -- signed out doses of a highly addictive painkiller for three different patients being treated in South Lake Hospital’s emergency room.
Records show that on Oct. 3, 2007, Galvin did not write on the patients’ chart that he dispensed the doses of Dilaudid or disposed of them in front of another nurse as required by state nursing practices.
Days earlier, Galvin failed to document another dose of Dilaudid he was supposed to give to a man suffering from chest pain, records show.
After fining Galvin $200 for engaging in unprofessional conduct and ordering him to pay $4,438.78 in investigative costs, the state ordered Galvin to undergo a substance-abuse evaluation by the state Intervention Project for Nurses.
Details of the Intervention Project for Nurses’ evaluation of Galvin were not immediately available.
State nursing records show Galvin previously worked in Nevada, where he held a license as a registered nurse from 1999 until 2007.
In 2003, while employed in Reno by Washoe Medical Center, he served overseas as a captain in the Air Force Reserves. During that time, he took part in the Lynch rescue flight.
By 2005, he had moved to Lake County, where he was charged with battery, but records of the arrest were not available Thursday. In November 2006, Galvin divorced his wife, Shannon, just a few months after she sought a protective injunction against him for domestic violence, court records show.
On Thursday afternoon, Galvin answered the door of his Clermont home but would not speak with a reporter.