Sharp Grossmont Hospital
About the client
Founded in 1955, Sharp Grossmont Hospital is the largest health care facility in East San Diego County with a service area covering 750 square miles. A nationally recognized facility, it has received the Magnet Recognition® from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) – the highest and most prestigious distinction a healthcare organization can receive for nursing excellence and high-quality patient care.
How Atlas delivers
When we first began working on this medical campus, there had been no consistency or continuity in the way the trees were being cared for, which was clearly reflected in the state of the trees on the site. We found a lot of issues with failing trees, and even some that were dying, which can pose a variety of problems including soil erosion and liability should a tree fall.
Knowing the trees needed critical care immediately, our team of certified arborists first conducted a tree inventory which included identification of each tree type, approximate age, and an assessment of the health condition of each tree. We then created a plan for nursing each tree back to health, including scheduled check-ups to monitor their health and progress. Today, working in partnership with the hospital’s dedicated team, the trees on the campus are one of the main esthetic assets of the facility.