The New York State Department of Health determined yesterday that Lenox Hill Hospital did nothing wrong during the birth of Beyonce‘s baby, Blue Ivy Carter. Parents who were in the maternity ward over the weekend, however, tell a different story – and boy, did they tell it to everyone who would listen.
In response, the hospital is reportedly launching an internal investigation to see whether the Birth of the Year infringed on the rights of other patients.
Executive Director Frank Danza told the New York Daily News that he spoke to a number of other parents who used the birthing center last weekend in response to two parents’ claims that they were prevented from seeing their newborns in the neonatal ICU.Danza admits that Lenox Hill hired extra guards and taped over security cameras to make sure no one got an unauthorized peek at Beyonce, Jay-Z or their little bundle of joy.
But, he adds, after talking to six parents whose babies were born at the same time (including one of the parents who originally complained), he learned that none of them was actually barred from visiting their children.
“They did communicate they did feel some enhanced security, but they never felt restricted access to the neonatal unit or any other unit,” Danza says.
The executive director also shot down rumors that the superstar couple paid more than $1 million to rent out the entire floor.
Bey and Jay, he insists, simply rented out several of their newly built “executive suites,” for which they paid the standard rate of $800 per room per night.
On Monday, Danza released a statement saying, “…while we congratulate the Carter family on the birth of their child, we value the loyalty of ALL our patients and always strive to ensure a positive experience, knowing that the birth of a child is a wonderful moment producing memories that last a lifetime.”
So what do you think? Is the hospital covering up preferential treatment? Let us know!
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