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Mark Friedman

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Mark Friedman has been with Arkansas Business since 2000. He also is an event photographer for Little Rock Soirée and occasionally writes columns about his daughter for Little Rock Family.

Friedman, who graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a degree in history, covers health care and major Arkansas companies including Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville and Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock.

Last 10 Articles & Blog Posts

UAMS, Baptist Report Operating Losses

UAMS and Baptist Health both report millions of dollars in operating losses in the most recent fiscal year. read more >

UAMS Tops State In Net Patient Revenue

Of the 89 hospitals on Arkansas Business' list of the largest hospitals and medical centers in the state, 14 reported a net loss of $1 million or more while 34 had a net income of $1 million or more. read more >

Baptist Health, UAMS Join Forces, Look to Conway

The recent announcement by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Baptist Health of Little Rock that they would partner on clinical and academic efforts might be the beginning of a long-term collaboration. read more >

Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists Taking Care of Razorbacks

Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists has at least two orthopedic surgeons and a primary care sports medicine doctor roaming the sidelines of every Razorback football game. read more >

Justice Network Sues After Craighead County Cancels Contract

The very minute that Craighead County District Judges David Boling and Tommy Fowler were elected in 2016, The Justice Network Inc. had cause to worry. read more >

Activist Investor Eyes Dillard's Real Estate

As Dillard's Inc. struggles through its eighth consecutive quarter of same-store sales decreases, an activist investor hopes to use the retailer's real estate to boost its stock price. read more >

Dillard's Dividend Increase Raises Questions

Dillard's Inc. announced Aug. 17 that its board of directors had approved raising its quarterly cash dividend from 7 cents per share to 10 cents, the highest in company history. read more >

For Center for Toxicology & Environmental Health, Disasters Mean Business

Founded in 1997, CTEH of North Little Rock got its start dealing with chemical spills from train derailments, but now includes services such as risk assessment, crisis management and training. read more >

Conway Regional Offers an Inside Peek Into Its Operation

Conway Regional Health System CEO Matt Troup has a plan to deal with the increased competition from the Little Rock health system's Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway. read more >

New Beginnings for Kids, CEO Chirie Bazzelle

When Chirie Bazzelle bought New Beginnings Behavioral Services in 2010, she became the only woman and the only African-American to be the sole owner of a behavioral health company in Arkansas. read more >

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