Smithgroup adds healthcare strategist to its Chicago office

Integrated design firm Smithgroup has 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 experts. 

Torskiy is a healthcare architect and planner who has spent the last 25 years of career working on operational, strategic and master planning for healthcare institutions. 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’s portfolio includes the development of strategic master plans for projects such as 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, master planning and design guidelines.

SmithGroup’s background in developing transformational strategic and master plans includes 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, is a registered architect in Israel and is currently serving a second term on the Regent Advisory Council of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).