Howard County General Hospital Announces Aronson/Willis Memorial Award Recipients

Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine announces that Carly Gruneberg from River Hill High School and Alexander Poirot from Wilde Lake High School are the 2023 recipients of the Aronson/Willis Memorial Award. Each student was awarded a $2,000 scholarship and a certificate from the HCGH professional staff. Both were chosen for maintaining the highest grade point averages while participating in at least two varsity sports. Each year, one graduating male and one graduating female are chosen to receive the award.

The Aronson/Willis Memorial Award, sponsored by the professional staff of Howard County General Hospital, is dedicated to the late Dr. Barry Aronson and Dr. Eugene “Pebble” Willis, both former orthopedic surgeons on staff at HCGH.

Aronson, an enthusiastic supporter and coach of school athletics, passed away in 1986. Willis, who passed away in 2009, also was active in area sports in addition to holding several key positions at the hospital through the years, including chair of orthopaedic surgery and member of the board of trustees.

About Howard County General Hospital

Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine is a not-for-profit health care provider with 226 licensed beds located in Columbia, Maryland. A comprehensive, acute-care medical center, Howard County General offers a full range of services, from neonatal care and oncology to outpatient treatment and critical care.

The hospital has a professional staff of nearly 1,000 physicians and allied health professionals, representing 120 specialties and subspecialties and a workforce of more than 1,800 employees.