September 30, 2021
ORANGE PARK, FL - Mike Soucy celebrates 22 years at Orange Park Medical Center in January, where he’s spent his entire nursing career on the third floor. Since he was a young boy, Mike has been a sci-fi classic fan, including Ghostbusters. Now, he leads a local group called 904 River City Ghostbusters. The group makes special visits around the community to businesses and events to bring joy to others.
“I like helping people. That’s why I do what I do. My goal is to bring it to the people and bring it to the kids,” said Mike Soucy, Nurse at Orange Park Medical Center.
Whenever they have the opportunity, the group gears up in their costumes, hops into Mike’s Ghostbuster-themed car, also known as The Ectomobile, and heads out to share their passion with the community. Mike has spent years building props that make the car you might see in the Orange Park Medical Center parking lot.
As he parked his car in front of the hospital to take a photo, visitors and employees stopped to snap photos of Mike and his Ectomobile - sharing the excitement seeing the vehicle brought to them.
Being at Orange Park Medical Center for 22 years, Mike has seen tremendous growth for the hospital. “I love it. I wouldn’t do anything else,” said Mike. Over the years Mike has seen his nursing floor grow from a single unit to three wings.
Mike’s sci-fi passion bleeds through at home where he has built a homemade containment unit, which is an exact replica from the 1984 Ghostbusters movie. He shares his passion for the movie with his 5-year-old son Tristan and can’t wait to include his newborn son Gavin.