Tamar Kutz has been promoted to administrator of ambulatory operations for Memorial Health System, effective Oct. 1.

In her new role, Kutz is responsible for Memorial Home Services, one of seven affiliates of Memorial Health System, which includes home health, home hospice, home infusion and durable medical equipment. She is also responsible for advanced care planning and social services, ambulatory quality, safety and outcomes and discharge planning. In addition, she oversees all operations improvement activities for Memorial Physician Services, Memorial Behavioral Health and the Memorial Weight Loss and Wellness Center.

Kutz began her career with the health system in 2010 in the medical imaging department. She has served in various roles, including her previous position as director of performance improvement for ambulatory networks.

Kutz earned her Master of Business Administration from Benedictine University in Springfield in 2013. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in health administration from Lincoln College in Normal in 2010 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in business management from the University of Illinois at Springfield in 2005. She earned her Lean Sig Sigma master black belt certifications in 2015.

She has served on Memorial’s Be Aware Women’s Fair committee and is a new member on the board of Friends of Memorial. She and her husband, Todd, live in Lincoln and have two children, Regan and Reed.