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EMP's Very Own Joe Heck Named to U.S. Legislature

Joseph Heck, DO, FACOEP, FACEP, was elected to the United States Congress as Nevada's Representative for the Third Congressional District.

Canton, OH, May 25, 2011 --( Heck is only the third person to hold this seat since its creation. He serves on the Education and Workforce Committee, and the Armed Services Committee. He is also the only freshman appointed to serve on the House Permanent Committee on Intelligence.

Dr. Heck has more than 30 years in public service as a physician, Army Reservist, and community volunteer. He serves as an attending physician for EMP in the Emergency Department at University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Previously, Dr. Heck served as a volunteer firefighter and ambulance attendant, Search & Rescue team member, and SWAT physician. A Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, he was called to active duty three times, including a deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Dr. Heck has lectured and published widely on special operations medical support, the medical response to acts of terrorism, and emergency preparedness and response.

Born in New York and raised in Pennsylvania, Joe moved to Southern Nevada in 1992. A 1984 graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Health Education, he received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1988 and completed a residency in emergency medicine at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in 1992. In July 2006, he graduated from the U.S. Army War College, earning a Masters of Strategic Studies. Dr. Heck has been with EMP since 2002.

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