In 2015, The Board of Visitors awarded $400,000 to launch the Seacrest Studio at Children’s National. The Ryan Seacrest Studio at Children’s National is the 9th state-of-the-art broadcast studio and media center to be opened at a major children’s hospital in the country. The Seacrest Studio enables children while in the hospital to explore the creative realms of radio, television, new media, and educational programming. Patients have access to the programming whether they are in the studio physically or in their room via closed-circuit TV. By raising a child’s spirit and tapping into their imagination this resource will encourage coping and promote healing during treatment.