The Ryan Seacrest Foundation has partnered with the Children’s National Health System to open a broadcast studio for patients at the hospital.
According to PR Newswire, the studio, named Seacrest Studios, is located in inside the Children’s National Main Atrium at the Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children’s Medicine. An unveiling ceremony, hosted by Ryan Seacrest, featured appearances by Lucy Hale, Robin Thicke, and Olympic Gold Medalist Katie Ledecky. Country artist Cam also performed live for patients and other special guests.
“It’s an honor and privilege to expand our studio footprint to our nation’s capitol,” Ryan said. “Children’s National has fully embraced the spirit and intent of Seacrest Studios. We are confident that patients, their families, and the entire hospital community will benefit from the addition of our studio.”
Kurt Newman, MD, President and CEO of Children’s National, believes that the studio will help to give a better overall experience to the patients and their families at the hospital. “The addition of Seacrest Studios to our Sheikh Zayed Campus will contribute positively to the healing process by providing an engaging and creative outlet for patients and their families,” Dr. Newman said. “We are so grateful to the Ryan Seacrest Foundation for bringing this wonderful studio to our young patients, and creating a place where they can have fun and just be kids.”
Seacrest Studios at Children’s National will operate under the station handle WPAW-90. The television and radio station will broadcast various programming throughout the hospital, and will allow even patients who are unable to leave their rooms the opportunity to virtually check out what’s happening in the studio. Seacrest Studios will feature fun, interactive, and educational programs geared towards kids of all ages. Some of the programs may include game shows, bingo, top 40 music hour, prescription pets, celebrity talent, and karaoke.
This new studio is part of an entertainment initiative that Ryan Seacrest and his family created for these young patients to explore the media world. The foundation has opened up eight other Seacrest Studios across the country including in Atlanta, Boston, and Philadelphia.
This truly is a phenomenal idea! Anything fun and interactive that can be added to children’s hospitals to boost these kids’ spirits is great. Seacrest Studios definitely took a lot of time and effort to come to fruition, I’m sure, and it will have a great impact on these kids!
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