SOURCE: Southern Home Medical Equipment, Inc.

November 01, 2007 12:58 ET

Southern Home Medical Reports ApneaRX Subsidiary Exceeds Monthly Sales Target for October 2007

LYMAN, SC--(Marketwire - November 1, 2007) - Southern Home Medical Equipment, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SHMM) is pleased to announce that its subsidiary ApneaRX generated sales of $70,321.00 in the month of October, surpassing its sales projection for the month by 15.2%. ApneaRX's primary business is supplying durable medical equipment for the treatment of long-standing or severe sleep-disordered breathing, also known as sleep apnea, with a secondary focus on respiratory products.

Sleep Apnea causes persons to involuntarily stop breathing dozens of times each night, waking them up gasping for breath. More than 18 million Americans suffer from the most common form of sleep apnea, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), and up to 90% of persons with the disorder remain undiagnosed. Greg Tucker, President of Southern Home Medical, stated, "Through ApneaRX, we are establishing a long-term growth strategy for servicing the sleep and respiratory markets. We are pleased that ApneaRX exceeded projections for the month of October."

In addition to medical equipment interests, Southern Home Medical also owns and operates Encore Medical Staffing, Inc. Encore Medical Staffing supplies quality healthcare professionals on a per diem and temporary contract basis to hospitals, rehab centers, nursing homes and other medical facilities. The majority of the staffing professionals consists of Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants. Encore Medical Staffing, Inc. is aggressively recruiting motivated business professionals interested in franchising or joint ventures with the company.

About Southern Home Medical Equipment, Inc.

Southern Home Medical is a holding company with a focus on medical equipment and 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 growth of existing durable medical equipment companies and through the start up and support of Encore Medical Staffing businesses on a national level. Through its Health & Wellness Division, Southern Home is also poised to move into additional health, wellness, and fitness related businesses to include Ladies Health & Fitness, Inc., a line of company owned and operated fitness centers.


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