OWINGS MILLS/ COLUMBIA, Md.—Bonnie Heneson Communications (BHC), a full-service marketing communications firm, received a 2018 Gold Aster Award for Wellness Matters, a quarterly magazine the agency writes, edits and designs for Howard County General Hospital. Gold Awards recognize entries with scores of 95 to 99 percent, placing them among the top 5 percent in the nation.

“We’re honored to rank so highly among such tough national competition. Wellness Matters and our work at BHC is the result of our staff’s absolute dedication and service to our clients. We’re grateful for the opportunity to produce such impactful pieces,” said Kyri Jacobs, president of BHC and lead editor for Wellness Matters, which is distributed to more than 200,000 residents of Howard County and surrounding areas.

The Aster Awards program, hosted by Marketing Healthcare Today Magazine and Creative Images Inc., recognizes health care marketing professionals across the nation. The 2018 Aster Awards received thousands of entries, which were reviewed by a panel of industry experts and scored on criteria including creativity, layout and design, functionality, message effectiveness, production quality and overall appeal.

“The quality and creativity of the entries submitted seems to increase each year. The 2018 Aster Awards program brought together some of the best and most creative advertising in the world,” said Melinda Lucas, Aster Awards program coordinator.

Bonnie Heneson Communications (BHC) is a full-service marketing communications agency with offices in Owings Mills and Columbia, Md. BHC specializes in advertising, marketing, publications, special events, public relations, Web communications, social media and graphic design services, primarily for health care, educational, religious and service-oriented clients.