Ruge’s Subaru’s $21,000 donation to boost Northern Dutchess Hospital renovation


Rhinebeck – The Northern Dutchess Hospital Foundation recently received a check for $21,226 on Tuesday, April 24, as part of Subaru’s annual Share the Love campaign.

The donation will go toward completing the hospital’s interventional radiology suite, which is slated to open in late summer.  Interventional radiology allows patients to have minimally invasive, image-guided procedures to diagnosis and treat diseases, according to Paul King, director of the hospital’s diagnostic imaging services.

During December’s Share the Love campaign, anyone who purchases or leases a new Subaru can designate $250 to be given to a national charity or the dealer’s local charity of choice. New this year, Ruge’s Subaru contributed an additional $50 for every new Subaru purchased or leased for a total of $17,776. The national Subaru company donated the additional $3,450. This is the fourth successive year that Ruge’s has designated the Rhinebeck hospital as its hometown charity, raising more than $90,000 in total.

“Thanks to the Ruge family, Subaru and the community, our IR procedure room project is one step closer to helping patients,” said Denise George, hospital president. “Kristin Hutchins and Lewis Ruge are two compassionate friends and this community continues to greatly benefit from their generosity.”

Subaru’s Share the Love event raises more than $5 million a year for national and local charities. To learn more about Ruge’s Automotive, visit To learn more the NDH foundation, visit or call 845-871-1711 (TTY: