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Lenox Hill Hospital Fires Back: Beyonce and Jay-Z Did NOT Shut Down Hospital

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Black Like Moi reports:

With reports swirling that severely question the integrity and quality of service that Lenox Hill Hospital in New York provided to the Carter family during the birth of Blue Ivy Carter, the well respected hospital decided that enough is enough and responded with a statement of their own.

Lenox Hill Hospital Executive Director Frank Danza issued the following statement in response to inaccurate news media reports regarding the presence of Beyonce, Jay-Z and baby Blue the Carter family at the hospital:

“Lenox Hill Hospital and its staff were delighted to welcome the Carter family for the birth of their firstborn on Saturday evening, but we are troubled by the misinformation being circulated in some news media reports. 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.

“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. And while we congratulate the Carter family on the birth of their child, we value the loyalty of ALL of 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.”

Neil Coulon, 38 disagrees.

The Brooklyn resident says that the power couple’s security stopped him from visiting his preemie twins. He accuses Beyonce’s bodyguards of barring his entrance. reports the Chicago Sun-Times:

“Three times they stopped me from entering or exiting the NICU (Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit) and it happened once on Friday — just because they wanted to use the hallway.”

“They should have been more strategic about it,” he continued. “These are children with problems in intensive care and you’re just going to take over the hospital like you own it? All I want is an apology.”

 

 

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