Posted on Mon Jan 9th, 2012 2:45pm PDT
Now that Beyonce and Jay-Z's baby girl Blue Ivy Carter has arrived, Lenox Hill Hospital in New York is clearing the air about "inaccurate media reports regarding the presence of the Carter family at the hospital."
In a statement, the hospital writes:
- "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."
Various online reports claimed hospital workers placed tape over security cameras and also that employees working in the maternity ward were required to turn over cell phones when they clocked in.
The statement went on to say:
- "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."
Jay-Z and Beyonce released a statement on Monday saying baby Blue Ivy "was delivered naturally at a healthy 7 lbs and it was the best experience of both of our lives. Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, we are in heaven. We are thankful to everyone for all your prayers, well wishes, love and support."
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