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Miss Pennsylvania Alysa Bainbridge Attending UPMC Pinnacle Foundation Hanover Golf Tournament

August 04, 2022

Miss Pennsylvania Alysa Bainbridge Attending UPMC Pinnacle Foundation Hanover Golf Tournament To Raise Awareness For UPMC Hanover Emergency Department Campaign

Harrisburg, PA. (August 4, 2022) - Miss Pennsylvania Alysa Bainbridge is a passionate advocate for mental health and recovery. Growing up, both of Alysa’s siblings struggled with mental illness and addiction. Through the creation of several nonprofit organizations, it is Alysa’s mission to spread awareness about the importance of early mental health intervention and stigma-free spaces. "I've always had this desire to serve and give to others," Alysa said. "My purpose in life is now to carry on my brother's legacy, and that's the best feeling in the world. Knowing that you're doing something that makes a tangible difference in other people's lives."

Miss Pennsylvania will join the UPMC Pinnacle Foundation at the 34th Annual Hanover Golf Tournament at Hanover Country Club on August 19, 2022, to support this day of philanthropy benefitting the UPMC Hanover Emergency Department renovations. The aim of which is to provide funding for renovations to the hospital’s Emergency Department to further enhance the care of patients experiencing behavioral health emergencies. "Making sure that individuals in crisis have access to mental health resources can improve lives and communities," said Michael Hockenberry, Vice-President of Operations at UPMC Hanover. "The vision of UPMC is to create a model that ensures that every patient gets the right care, in the right way, at the right time, every time."

One of the main goals of the renovation is to accommodate the EmPath (Emergency Psychiatric Assessment, Treatment, and Healing unit) model of care. EmPATH units report significant gains in results, safety, and patient satisfaction by combining the soothing, home-like, and supportive ambiance of a community crisis clinic with the ability to take even the most acute psychiatric patients. "Behavioral Health illnesses transcend all barriers and will touch each of us in one manner or another. Whether it be you, your child, parent, friend, neighbor, or colleague, it's an underfunded, under-resourced, and misunderstood illness," said Donna Muller, VP of Finance at UPMC Hanover.

The 34th Annual Hanover Golf Tournament will follow a shotgun format. To purchase tickets to any of the tournaments, or learn about sponsorship opportunities, visit or contact Teri Jakob at 717-231-6320 or
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