Kruzan said in a letter to The Herald-Times of Bloomington that his first worry is the potential loss of local control at Bloomington Hospital.
"Bloomington Hospital needs to remain just that-Bloomington's hospital," he said. "Patient care is best served by local governance."
Bloomington Hospital last week said it was considering a partnership with Clarian, a national trend in which smaller hospitals believe linking with larger organizations can strengthen their financial and clinical positions.
A partnership with Clarian would help Bloomington Hospital in its plans to develop a nearby site, which could include outpatient centers and a replacement facility for its current one on West Second Street.
Clarian would hold 51 percent of seats on Bloomington Hospital's board, but certain requirements, like requiring a super-majority vote on certain key issues, are likely to be included.