American Idol and radio host Ryan Seacrest is establishing a Seacrest Studio media center at Vanderbilt’s Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital. The studio is set to open in early 2016. The Ryan Seacrest Foundation builds the state-of-the-art, multimedia broadcast centers in pediatric hospitals, to aid patients in exploring radio, television, and new media that can help with the healing process.
The Seacrest Studios will be located on the second floor of Children’s Hospital, inside the Butterfly Garden performance area. The 723-square-foot studio will be encased in glass, allowing patients and visitors to see what is happening inside the studio. A full-time programming manager for the studio will work with Child Life, art and music therapy, nutrition and other services to create programming unique to the Children’s Hospital. Programs produced and broadcast in the studios include interviews and live performances from celebrities and music artists; live radio programs and music; educational segments on science, history and art, and patient created shows and music videos, and more. The studio will also bring journalism students from area colleges and universities as interns.
The Ryan Seacrest Foundation has opened nine other Seacrest Studios in pediatric hospitals across the country along with the help of their sponsors, E! Entertainment, The Coca-Cola Company, iHeartMedia and ACM Lifting Lives.
“It’s an honor and privilege to expand our studio footprint to Nashville,” said Seacrest. “Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt 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.”
“We are excited and honored to be selected as a site for Seacrest Studios,” said Luke Gregory, chief executive officer of Children’s Hospital. “The Ryan Seacrest Foundation and Seacrest Studios complement our mission for patient- and family-centered care to ensure our families feel engaged in all aspects of care and the healing process and to make Children’s Hospital a welcoming and inspirational place for every child.”
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