Enrichment Programs | Seacrest Studios

At Seacrest Studios at Boston Children’s Hospital, all programming is created by or for patients.

Seacrest Studios at Boston Children’s opened in November 2014 thanks to a partnership with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation.

At Seacrest Studios, we encourage patient and family participation during all of our live programs, whether in person, in the studio space, or from the bedside. Patients can call 5-RYAN when we are broadcasting live, on channel 19, The Hub, the hospital’s closed-circuit TV system, to interact with other patients, studio staff, and guests. All of our programming is created by or for patients, and we strive to offer opportunities that span all ages and interests. Our state-of-the-art studio allows our team to create and share unique multimedia experiences with the entire hospital community.

At Seacrest Studios at Boston Children’s Hospital, all programming is created by or for patients.Seacrest Studios produces more than 20 hours of live programming each weekday, ranging from music request hours to game shows to celebrity guest visits. Patients can make song requests, participate in games, or be a guest host. Patients get an opportunity to explore their creativity and hidden talents on air either, in the studio or from the comfort of their patient rooms. Our programming is all about giving opportunities to learn, try new things, interact, and experience the normalcy of childhood.

Seacrest Studios collaborates with many disciplines within the hospital, as well as outside talents and celebrities. We also have great community partnerships with organizations like the New England Aquarium, NASA, NPR's From the Top, Dream Fetchers, ImprovBoston, and the Rhode Island International Film Festival. Patients have also been able to meet local and national celebrities, including Ed Sheeran, Meghan Trainor, Shawn Mendes, Olympic medalist Aly Raisman, Charlie Puth, Alessia Cara, Michael Franti, Dustin Lynch, Andy Grammer, the Patriots, the Red Sox, and more.

For more information about Seacrest Studios please call 617-355-7994 or email SeacrestStudio@childrens.harvard.edu.

At Seacrest Studios at Boston Children’s Hospital, all programming is created by or for patients.

About our team

Maxwell Svec
Max is the media program manager for Seacrest Studios at Boston Children’s. He creates and develops original content, schedules and coordinates guest visits, and facilitates patient involvement in the studio. Max has a bachelor’s degree in Film, Video and Interactive Media from Quinnipiac University and is currently working on his master’s degree in Nonprofit Management at Northeastern University. He has been programming for children in health care settings since 2011.

Lauren Wilson

Lauren is the child life specialist for Seacrest Studios at Boston Children’s. She has a degree in Human Development from Wheelock College and is a certified child life specialist. Lauren has been at Boston Children’s since 2010 and joined the Seacrest team in 2018. Lauren helps to create and run live programming, ensures that all shows are developmentally appropriate, and brings a child life focus to the studio environment.

Nicole Cutinella

Nicole is the production assistant for Seacrest Studios at Boston Children's. She helps create and run more than 20 hours of live programming each week for patients and families to enjoy. She has been at Boston Children’s since 2017. Nicole is a graduate of Emerson College, where she studied Media Production and Nonprofit Management. Nicole is also a classically trained lip-syncer.

Studio interns

Seacrest Studios accepts internship applications exclusively from Emerson College in Boston. Students can major in TV/film broadcasting, production, journalism, marketing, or other areas. Please email SeacrestStudio@childrens.harvard.edu for more information.

At Seacrest Studios at Boston Children’s Hospital, all programming is created by or for patients.