Posted In Awards and Recognition on February 06, 2024
As we celebrate Black History Month, we are sharing profiles of prominent Black individuals who have left a lasting, positive impact on TidalHealth's history. This week's profile features Rev. Recie Lee Marshall — or “Miss Recie” as her team affectionately called her.
Recie holds the record for the longest tenure in TidalHealth history. She began her 60-year career at our Salisbury hospital in 1955 as a Central Processing aide on the night shift when everything was cleaned by hand and reprocessed — even water and saline bottles were filled and sterilized.
Early in her career, Recie transferred to the Operating Room (OR) on the evening shift where she multitasked, from processing instruments to cleaning and turning over rooms and transporting patients. She was promoted to Patient Unit Assistant (PUA) in 1999. From 2001 until her retirement in January 2016, she worked on ordering and cleaning anesthesia equipment. Her quiet presence was one that could be taken for granted until the morning after Recie was off.
Recie was recognized as an Employee of the Quarter for her work ethic and service excellence. She also served the community as an ordained minister and volunteered for many years at TidalHealth and Deer’s Head Hospital Center in Salisbury, Md.
Recie passed away on Oct. 2, 2018, at the age of 82, leaving behind a legacy of service excellence to guide TidalHealth team members for years to come.