Ryan Seacrest opens studio in children's hospital

AURORA – This week, Children's Hospital Colorado gets a taste of celebrity that is going to stick around for a while.

The Ryan Seacrest Foundation has partnered up with Children's Hospital Colorado Foundation to open a state-of-the-art, multimedia broadcast studio inside the hospital.

"Our first initiative is to build broadcast media centers within pediatric hospitals for patients to explore the creative realms of radio, television and new media,"

Seacrest states on the foundation's website. "RSF's aim is to contribute positively to the healing process for children and their families during their stay by developing these centers to bring an uplifting spirit to the hospital community."

This is the seventh pediatric hospital the Ryan Seacrest Foundation has teamed up with. The others are in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Dallas, Orange County, Charlotte and Cincinnati.

In addition to the Seacrest Studio, Children's Colorado is starting a new closed-circuit TV channel and radio station.

Patients will turn into BBOY 45 to find some fun programming. Those patients who are unable to leave their rooms to visit the studio will still be able to virtually interact with guests and programming. BBOY is short for Balloon Boy, the hospital's logo.

The Seacrest Studio and BBOY45 will be unveiled to patients on June 20.

For more information on the work of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation: visit http://ryanseacrestfoundation.org/.

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