Seacrest Studios Opens at Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital to Help Children Heal

Ryan Seacrest and his family were on hand Tuesday, December 5th to celebrate the opening of our 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.

“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.

Special thanks to our donors and technology partners for helping to bring our mission to life in Salt Lake City. Additional thanks to Love Your Melon, Mattel and SNAX-Sational Brands - for providing special giveaways to patients and families.