The original Fort Defiance Indian Hospital was built in 1912 and had an extensive history until a new hospital was built In August 2002. The Fort Defiance Indian Hospital Board of Directors voted to name the hospital the Tsehootsooi Medical Center in 2011. Navajo Nation who manages and operates the facility are using solar wherever they can, and this project saw solar lighting used to illuminate the sidewalks and streets from the Hospital to the Housing neighborhood.[see the history of the site on the Fort Defiance Indian Hospital Board website]
The solution consisted of a combination of solar street and pathway lights including the optional Hinged Base Plate for the GFS-200 street lights allowing the bottom hinged plate to match the foundation anchor bolts from existing mains powered street lights. This combined with the option for TMC hospital work crew to install the lighting themselves was the most cost effective option available compared to removing existing concrete foundations, and digging new concrete foundations suited to the GFS-200 solar street lighting systems.