Talks between Bloomington Hospital and Indianapolis-based Clarian Health Partners over a possible partnership have Bloomington's mayor concerned about the loss of local control over the area's largest hospital.
Officials announced last week that they were discussing whether to bring the 385-bed Bloomington Hospital into the Clarian fold.
Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan says he's was worried that such a partnership could hurt the community.
Bloomington Hospital's president and CEO Mark Moore say the main reason they are exploring a possible partnership is to grow as a regional referral center.
Clarian partners with 14 hospitals across the state.