A lot has happened over the past year putting University Medical Center (UMC) in the position there in today. It all started back in July when the LSU Heath Board announced 329 million dollars in cuts across their charity hospitals statewide. No specifics were made as to how much of that UMC would face. That is until October when it was announced 22 million dollars was to be cut. Those cuts include 173 jobs, downsize impatient bed operations, and the end of their ICU. Rumors spread of a partnership with several hospitals but nothing was concrete. Then last week the LSU board suspended all job cuts at UMC. Some say it was to protect any partnership that could happen with Lafayette General Medical Center. Some lawmakers have even questioned the legality of these cuts without legislative approval. Those who use UMC say the LSU system needs to stop flip flopping back and forth. That they need to stick with a plan and follow through on it because the people who work at UMC need some stability that instead all they have received is instability.