Ryan Seacrest Opened a Broadcast Studio at Boston Children’s Hospital

The new space is at the hospital's Longwood location.

Ryan Seacrest photo via DFree/Shutterstock

Ryan Seacrest photo via DFree/Shutterstock

Ryan Seacrest has been known as one of the hardest working people in entertainment for more than a decade, but he brought his philanthropic arm to Boston this week, with the donation of a broadcast studio to Boston Children’s Hospital.

On Friday, hospital reps announced the opening of “Seacrest Studios” at their Longwood location. Ryan Seacrest and his foundation donated the new multimedia studio for patients and their families to partake in the “magic of Hollywood” while undergoing treatment.

“We’re so excited and proud to be opening our eighth broadcast media center at world renowned Boston Children’s Hospital,” Seacrest said in a statement. “Sometimes patients get bored during their stay at a hospital; they miss being active and just being kids. We hope the studio will serve them as not only a welcome distraction, but as a constant source of fun and inspiration.”

The new studio is a “state-of-the-art radio and television studio,” reps say, where children can “play deejay for a day,” adding that children who many be too ill to actually visit the studio will be able to watch interviews and play games through a direct feed in their rooms.

“Providing our patients and families with the best possible hospital experience during their stay is an absolute priority for us,” said Sandra L. Fenwick, the hospital’s president and CEO, in a statement. “The addition of Seacrest Studios is a wonderful way for our patients to be active while they recover.”