The Ryan Seacrest Studios, an in-house multimedia broadcast center, opened in July 2013 at Atrium Health’s Levine Children’s Hospital. Thanks to the Ryan Seacrest Foundation and other generous donors, patients at Levine Children’s Hospital now have the ability to explore the creative realms of radio, television, and new media right from their hospital rooms. We are one of just a handful of children’s hospitals nationwide to have this resource available for our patients and families.
On July 29, 2013, Ryan Seacrest visited Levine Children’s Hospital for the studio’s ribbon cutting and kicked off the studio’s first official broadcast.
“Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Children’s Hospital is one of the best pediatric hospitals in the nation, and it’s a privilege to partner with them to launch Seacrest Studios in Charlotte,” said Seacrest. “I’m so proud that we were able to bring Seacrest Studios to this community, as I’m confident they will fully embrace the creativity and inspiration the studio will generate, lifting the spirits of patients, their families and the entire hospital community.”
The Seacrest Studios at Levine Children’s Hospital have provided young patients an outlet in which to engage and explore the creative realms of radio and television, ranging from playing “DJ” and broadcasting their favorite songs to interviewing celebrities and enjoying live performances by musical artists. The studios also welcome college students as interns each summer, providing valuable experience in broadcast journalism and communications.
Helping make this Seacrest Studios possible were a few generous community partners of the hospital. Special thanks to Amy and Alfred Dawson, Eastwood Homes, Driven Brands Charitable Foundation, Martin Truex Jr. Foundation, Morris-Jenkins and the Ryan Seacrest Foundation.