SmithGroup recently promoted Vladislav (Vlad) Torskiy to the role of Health Strategist. Torskiy, a principal based in SmithGroup’s Chicago office, is responsible for leading the firm’s strategic planning services and continuing growth of its team of health strategy experts.
Torskiy is a healthcare architect and planner who for the last 25 years has dedicated his career to operational, strategic and master planning for healthcare institutions. He has been on the forefront of finding executable solutions for his clients as forecasting technologies have advanced and the healthcare industry has become more complex. Recently, Torskiy led a population health and equity study of the South Chicago metropolitan area. This analysis of multiple safety-net and non-profit health systems and independent hospitals, serving more than five million people in Chicago, is being used to redirect health services delivery and improve future facilities and operations.
Torskiy has been a leader in strategic and medical planning for numerous other health systems. His recent portfolio includes the development of strategic master plans for WakeMed Health, Beaumont Health, and Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare. Torskiy has also provided extensive service to the US Department of Veterans Affairs, developing integrated, system-based service delivery and master planning as well as design guidelines to shepherd Veterans Affairs vast network of facilities and care delivery.
SmithGroup has a long history of developing transformational strategic and master plans, including Scripps Health; IU Health Indianapolis; Loma Linda University Health; Olive View-UCLA Medical Center; UC San Diego Medical Center, Hillcrest; City of Las Vegas Medical District; and Advocate Health Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
Torskiy earned a Master of Healthcare Administration from Ohio University, a Master of Science in Architecture from Israel Institute of Technology, and a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design and Master of Fine Arts from the Ukrainian Academy of Fine Arts. He is a Lean Healthcare Certified Specialist earned from the Massey Graduate School of Business, and is a registered architect in Israel.