Steven Dellacroce, RN

Steven Dellacroce, RN

Coping with a crisis isn't unusual for Steven Dellacroce, RN.

Long before he began caring for patients in the designated COVID-19 area of Rhode Island Hospital’s emergency room, he repeatedly put his life on the line.

Dellacroce served in the U.S. Army from 1999 to 2007, and later worked as a government-contracted firefighter in Baghdad, Iraq.

He is known for seeking out challenges, and he certainly has found one as he cares for Rhode Islanders who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or who are potentially infected with the deadly virus. Hundreds have come through the doors of the Rhode Island Hospital ED.

Dellacroce’s service abroad didn’t end in Iraq. He recently traveled to Tanzania with an international medical relief organization on a mission to bring care to underserved populations.