Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children is committed to supporting the unique physical, emotional and developmental needs of the children we care for and we’re about to take that commitment even further. In 2020, we will launch a Seacrest Studio at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer. Our partnership with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation will enable us to support our patients’ creative and artistic needs through radio, television and new media. Orlando Health Arnold Palmer will be one of only 11 pediatric hospitals in the U.S. — and the only one in Florida — to host an innovative Seacrest Studio location. “It’s a place where patients truly get to be a star and forget about their medical treatments and procedures,” according to foundation chairman, founder and television personality Ryan Seacrest.
The Seacrest Studio at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer will make it possible for children and teens to get behind the camera and mic to develop, star and interact in original TV and radio programming during their hospital stays. Through this state-of-the-art multimedia studio, complete with sets, cameras, microphones and a soundboard, children will share the spotlight with musical and celebrity guests, as well as other patients and studio interns. Programming will be limited only by the imaginations of our patients and will include music shows, game shows, karaoke and more. Patients will also have the ability to call down to the studio via their hospital room phone to engage in events they are watching on their screen.
The approximately 1,200-square-foot, glass-encased studio will be located on the first floor of Orlando Health Arnold Palmer by the main atrium, allowing patients and visitors to see production activities inside. Our studio staff will include full-time team members, who love television, radio and new media as much as our patients do.
Programming will be available to patients throughout the hospital, whether they are physically in the studio or watching from their rooms on our closed-circuit television channel.