Message from Stephen Bello, Executive Director

Thanks for visiting our LIJ Valley Stream Nurses website. We created this site as part of our commitment to keeping our employees and managers informed during contract negotiations with the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA). I hope you will find it a useful resource.

We are committed to bargaining in good faith with NYSNA, the labor union that represents LIJ Valley Stream’s nurses. Our goal is to reach a fair contract that balances the needs of all parties, particularly as we continue the process of healthcare reform and the ongoing challenges facing the healthcare industry.

Contract negotiations provide an opportunity to consider and learn about many of the issues important to nurses and other employees, patients and their families, hospitals and healthcare provides. We are putting in place a robust communications process so that you can get factual information and regular updates about these discussions and negotiations.

We encourage you to stay informed by:

  • speaking with your manager
  • watching for Negotiations Updates and other information shared on this site; and
  • communicating with union delegates.

We look forward to productive negotiations as we seek agreement on a fair, feasible contract for our more than 250 dedicated nurses.


Stephen Bello
Executive Director
Long Island Jewish Valley Stream