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Beyonce Hospital Complaints Dismissed by Health Officials

Hospital claims patients were not mistreated while superstar gave birth

January 12, 2012 8:35 AM ET
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Beyonce hosts the screening of "Live at Roseland: The Elements of 4" at the Paris Theatre in New York.
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Complaints that Beyoncé and Jay-Z's luxury birthing suite at the Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan led to mistreatment of other patients have been reviewed and dismissed by New York State health officials. Patients had claimed that the superstar couple's security had kept them away from their children in the neonatal facility. Health department spokesman Jeffrey Gordon said they received two complaints, but both were dismissed by last night.

According to media reports, the superstar couple paid over $1 million to claim and furnish an entire floor of the hospital, but Lenox Hill has officially denied this, saying that Jay-Z and Beyoncé paid the standard rate for an executive suite, without disclosing that price.

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