Ryan Seacrest and his family were on hand Tuesday to celebrate the opening of a new state-of-the-art broadcast studio for patients at Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital.
Top Gun Maverick star Miles Teller, singer, songwriter Andy Grammer, and actor, director & producer Zachary Levi were also on hand to celebrate the opening of the new studio with patients and their families.
Seacrest Studios are charitable endeavors of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, which was started by the radio and television star, along with his family. The goal of the foundation is to contribute positively to the healing process for children and their families while in the hospital.
“We are thrilled to welcome Primary Children’s Hospital to the RSF family as we open the 14th Seacrest Studio at children’s hospitals nationwide, and the third one this year,” said Ryan Seacrest, chairman and founder, Ryan Seacrest Foundation. “It’s incredibly rewarding to know that more kids will have access to the wonders of media during their stay and I look forward to seeing how they use these new skills in the years to come.”
Studies have shown expressive therapies and outlets for children undergoing treatment can positively impact their health. The new Seacrest Studio will play an important role in their healing at Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital.
“A hospital can be scary and unfamiliar place for kids receiving care, but having an area where they can connect with others while healing is vital to a child’s wellbeing,” said Katy Welkie, chief executive officer of Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital and vice president of Intermountain Children’s Health. “We’re thrilled to have Seacrest Studios be a part of our future of care.”
Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital will use a closed-circuit TV system (CCTV) allowing caregivers and young patients to host segments and participate in call-in programs with other patients in the hospital.
The new Seacrest Studio will greatly enhance those capabilities, allowing more kids to take part in the broadcast and giving them state-of-the-art equipment to create content.
The Ryan Seacrest Foundation has opened studios in 13 other children’s hospitals around the country.
ABOUT THE RYAN SEACREST FOUNDATION
The Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to inspiring today’s youth through entertainment and education-focused initiatives. RSF’s primary initiative is to build broadcast media centers — Seacrest Studios — within pediatric hospitals for patients to explore the creative realms of radio, television and new media. Founded in 2009, RSF currently has Seacrest Studios at hospitals in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Orange County, Philadelphia and Washington D.C, Nashville, Orlando, Memphis, Queens and Salt Lake City. For more information, visit www.ryanseacrestfoundation.org.
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