Bayhealth nurse Taylor Lewis was recently named the winner of the Courtesy, Professionalism and Respect — or CPR — Award, which recognizes nurses and certified nursing assistants at Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus for going above and beyond.

Lewis was nominated by her coworkers for the time and effort she puts forth in helping others. Honored to receive the award, Lewis said she’s always wanted to help people. This drive started out of high school when she took a job as a scribe in an emergency room.

“I liked shadowing the doctors. I like being able to help people,” Lewis said. “I’ve always known I wanted to work in the medical field because my aunt was a nurse at AI DuPont.”

Lewis has been a nurse at Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus for just more than a year. Even though her work can be tough at times, Lewis remains driven to care for patients in the Bayhealth community.

“I always said there will be bad times. In my first year of nursing, I had three patients code in a short period of time, and I wasn’t sure if I would have the strength to come in. But along with the bad days will be good days, and they always outweigh the bad. Knowing I’m making a difference makes the bad days worth it,” she said.