Dixie Peck, a 15-year veteran in the Davis County Health Department's nursing division, was named Davis County Outstanding Employee. Nominated by her fellow workers, Peck was picked from a group of five nominees.

For the past six years, Peck has been the nursing supervisor for the school health and chronic disease programs. Early this year, the county's mental health agency asked Peck to help it implement a state requirement mandating tuberculosis testing for all staff and patients.Working with the agency and the state health department, Peck developed a cooperative TB skin testing agreement that was implemented in June. The program was then adopted for mental health agencies statewide.

In September, Peck was honored for her work by the state health department and the American Lung Association of Utah.

"Dixie is great with the public," her fellow nursing division employees said in their nomination. "She is concerned with the individual and will spend whatever time is needed to help them find and receive the proper health-care services.

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Other county employees nominated were Jennifer M. Haygood from computer services, Craig B. Layton from public works, Mike Olson from the sheriff's department and Dorothy Peterson from employment and training.

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