SOURCE: Southern Home Medical Equipment, Inc.

April 29, 2008 08:41 ET

Southern Home Medical Announces Plans to Spin Off Ladies Health & Fitness

LYMAN, SC--(Marketwire - April 29, 2008) - Southern Home Medical Equipment, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SHMM) announced today that it has entered into discussions to sell the Ladies Health & Fitness division of the company. Greg Tucker, President and CEO of Southern Home Medical, stated, "We have ramped up our focus on the nurse staffing segment of our business. As such, it is important for our team to focus our efforts in that direction. Any attempt to grow two concepts effectively would dilute our efforts and our resources, and would not be in the best interest of our shareholders. The nurse staffing segment of the business has shown the most potential for accelerated growth and we are excited about our progress to date."

About Southern Home Medical Equipment, Inc.:

Southern Home Medical is a holding company with a focus on nurse staffing operations. Formed in January 2005, with its principal place of business in Lyman, S.C., Southern Home Medical will be expanding its operations through the start up and support of Encore Medical Staffing businesses on a national level. Encore Medical Staffing, Inc. supplies quality healthcare professionals on a per diem and temporary contract basis to hospitals, rehab centers, nursing homes and other medical facilities. Encore Medical Staffing, Inc. is aggressively recruiting motivated nursing professionals interested in franchising opportunities.

Mr. Tucker went on to state, "We will continue to look for ways to streamline our operations in order to aggressively grow Encore Medical Staffing, Inc."

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