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Tom Ryan Honored as KVC Everyday Hero

10/20/2010

Kansas City, Mo. (October 20, 2010) -- Tom Ryan (Environmental - Kansas City) has been chosen as one of KVC Health Systems' 40 Everyday Heroes and will be honored at a celebration on October 21. Ryan is being honored for his support of KVC, both individually and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Prime Health Foundation. To celebrate its 40th anniversary, KVC Health Systems is recognizing and honoring 40 Heroes who have truly made a difference. Other KVC Heroes include Senator Bob Dole, the Hall Family Foundation and Bonnie and Jerry Kelly, co-founders of Silpada Designs.

KVC is a private not-for-profit organization providing a continuum of medical and behavioral healthcare, education and social services to children and families. It provides a wide array of services for children and families throughout the state including foster care, adoption, outpatient and inpatient behavioral health care.

Tom Ryan has more than 20 years of experience as an environmental lawyer. He spends a considerable portion of his time defending chemical exposure toxic tort litigation, including class actions. He has been selected among The Best Lawyers in America® and as a "Leading Lawyer" by Chambers USA.

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