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My Roots are Here
6/2/10: Laurali Noteman
Shelli Lewis was born in Canyon Texas and grew up in Amarillo. She attended Tascossa High School where her favorite subject was typing.
When I asked what some of her favorite times were in Texas she shook her head and said her favorite memories were here. "Kanab is where my roots are," was her comeback. Her mom is Arell Brown Lewis, her grandparents are Wester and Verla Lewis and Dave and Ladean Brown. "And... Kanab is prettier than Texas," she added.
She has looked for something that she could call a hobby and hasn’t been very successful until recently. Shelli has tried gardening, crocheting and cross-stitching among other things. She asked her aunt Laurie Franklin to teach her to golf and found her passion. "I love it, love it, love it," she said.
Between being mom to Savannah and Dalton and running them around, her jobs at the hospital and golf, life is pretty full. Shelli likes it that way.
Lewis pitches in and helps at the hospital wherever she is needed. Starting out in housekeeping she applied for the phlebotomist position which she got. She became certified after working for 35 hours a week for one year and taking the national test in Las Vegas. Shelli also runs on the ambulance as an EMT and covers the ER desk.
Working closely with her sister, Heather our other Lab Phlebotomist, Shelli pointed out, "Heather taught me everything I know, but now I’m better." Of course she ducked and moved out of range from Heather’s left as she said it. The she added, "No seriously she has taught me everything."
Lewis has a way of dropping her head and giggling at the same time. It is just so Shelli. Heather commented, "She coddles her patients and they love it. In fact there is one gentleman that requests to be "coddled" when he comes in for blood work." Lab manager Jeanette Johnson quipped, "he requests all of us to coddle him then just giggles." The staff members of KCH laboratory work as a unit, are friends, compliment the facility and have fun doing it.
Shelli has the ability and talent of putting her patient’s at ease while preforming her phlebotomy tasks. Those are wonderful traits we are fortunate to have those gifts on our team.