News: Beyonce & Jay-Z's Hospital Complaints Addressed, Dismissed By Health Dept. Spokesman
Thursday, Jan 12, 2012 1:29PM
Grammy-winning couple Beyonce Knowles-Carter and Jay-Z caught heat last weekend for allegedly causing complications at a New York hospital, however, all complaints have since been addressed and dismissed.
According to a spokeman, the birth of Beyonce's newborn daughter did not have any negative impact on hospital patients.
New York health officials have reviewed and dismissed complaints patients in a hospital neonatal unit were mistreated while Beyonce was giving birth there to her and Jay-Z's daughter. Health department spokesman Jeffrey Gordon says they received two complaints about Manhattan's Lenox Hill Hospital. He says both were dismissed by Wednesday night. Beyonce gave birth to the couple's daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, on Saturday. (Billboard)
Following Blue Ivy Carter's birth, Jay and Bey caught heat over allegedly restricting a couple from seeing their newborn daughters.
Neil Coulon, 38, of Brooklyn said the stress of his wife delivering two premature girls was tripled by Beyoncé's bodyguards treating Lenox Hill Hospital like an exclusive nightclub. Coulon griped that he's been repeatedly barred from the sixth-floor neonatal intensive care unit, once for 20 minutes, by the superstar couple's private security. He said bodyguards wearing headsets even cleared the sixth floor waiting room, booting his relatives out. "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," said Coulon, a contractor from Bedford-Stuyvesant. (New York Daily News)
Additoinal reports claimed Jay and Bey allegedly paid over a million dollars to keep the hospital area to themselves.
Lenox Hill staffers, speaking anonymously, told the Daily News that Beyoncé and Jay-Z paid $1.3 million to seal off and redecorate a wing at the upper East Side hospital, in a super-strict effort to protect their privacy. (New York Daily News)
The couple welcomed their newborn daughter late Saturday (January 7) night.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z welcomed a daughter Saturday night in New York, the little one's arrival coming via scheduled C-section, mutliple sources confirm to E! News. And the pop 'n' hip-hop princess' name? Drumroll, please... Blue Ivy Carter! (At least that's what Jay-Z is telling pals at this point--the couple's reps have not immediately responded to calls seeking comment.) (E! News)
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