South Central Kansas Medical Center has filed an application with Medicare to be classified as a Sole Community Hospital. The application was filed on Wednesday, and results are expected within the next 60 to 90 days. If the hospital is successful in getting re-classified, it could translate into an increase of available funds of as much as $400,000. To qualify, the hospital must be located at least 35 miles from other similar hospitals, it must be a rural hosptial, with no more than 25 percent of resident inpatients or no more than 25 percent of Medicare beneficiaries who become inpatients admitted to other like hospitals located within a 35-mile radius of the hospital or within its service area. It must also have fewer than 50 beds. Meanwhile, hospital financials for February are apparently showing positive movement. The total loss for February 2014 was $336,069, but this February saw a loss of only $220,801.