Lenox Hill Hospital, where Beyonce baby was born, clarified in a statement that it was untrue that the hospital was paid $1.3 million. Refuting some claims in the media, hospital’s Executive Director Frank Danza said, “The suggestion that the couple paid $1.3 million to rent an entire maternity floor is simply not true. 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.”
Welcoming the Carter family for the birth of their firstborn on Saturday evening, he said the staff and the hospital were “troubled by the misinformation being circulated in some news media reports. 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. 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 Carters’ 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. Lenox Hill Hospital takes patient privacy and safety very seriously,” said a satement from the hospital.
The power couple Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z had their new baby daughter Blue Ivy Carter on Saturday. The New York State Health Department officials have, meanwhile, completed their probe into complaints concerning treatment of maternity patients and families during Beyonce’s stay at the hospital.