In 2015, The Board of Visitors awarded $400,000 to launch the Seacrest Studios at Children’s National. The Ryan Seacrest Studios at Children’s National is the 9th state-of-the-art broadcast studios and media center to be opened at a major children’s hospital in the country. The Seacrest Studios 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 studios 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.