Though Narang's appointment does not officially become effective until April 26, Kathy Bollinger, president of Banner Health Arizona West Region, said that Narang and Volkmar will be working together over the coming weeks. “The collaboration between these two Banner leaders will ensure a smooth transition,” she said in a release.
“In his experience as a physician, teacher, medical director and, most recently, as chief medical officer at Cardon Children's Medical Center, Dr. Narang has amply demonstrated leadership attributes that are critical to Banner's future as a leading health system in the nation,” Bollinger said.
Last November, Volkmar was named as a finalist for the top leadership position at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dallas. Parkland recently announced it would expand its search.