Officials Investigating NY Hospital After Beyonce Baby Complaints
Patients who were also giving birth at the same time as the singer and her husband, Jay-Z, were reportedly not allowed to see their own children because of the pair's overly-zealous security personnel.
There may be more to reports earlier this week that the birth of Beyonce and Jay-Z's new daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, was more than a little disruptive for fellow patients than the hospital originally let on.
The music superstars reportedly paid $1.3 million to rent out an entire floor of Lenox Hill Hospital's maternity ward while Beyonce gave birth Saturday, Jan. 7, and also inconvenienced other patients, not allowing some to see their own children.
On Wednesday, New York health officials announced they were investigating two complaints about the hospital's practices over the weekend, according to the Associated Press.
On Tuesday, hospital spokesman Frank Danza released a statement, saying the reports were, "Simply not true," adding "The family is housed in an executive suite at the hospital and is being billed the standard rate for those accommodations. Our executive suites are available for any patient, including the food service and amenities provided to the Carter family."
Danza also address other reports that the pair's bodyguards prevented another Lenox HIll patient from seeing their own children.
"The family does have its own security detail on site. However, the hospital has been and continues to be in control of managing all security at the facility," Danza said, clarifying the report. "We have made every effort to ensure minimal disruption to other families experiencing the births of their own children over the past three days. No security plan that we or the Carter’s security team put in place would have prevented or delayed families from gaining access to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and to date, no families have complained to the hospital about being denied access to the NICU."
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