SOURCE: Southern Home Medical Equipment, Inc.

May 13, 2008 08:30 ET

Encore Medical Staffing of Greenville Signs First Two Agreements

LYMAN, SC--(Marketwire - May 13, 2008) - Southern Home Medical Equipment, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SHMM) announces that the Encore Medical Staffing location of Greenville, S.C. has completed its first two agreements and has now begun fulfilling supplementary and contractual shifts. Greg Tucker, President and CEO of parent company Southern Home Medical, stated, "We are very pleased with the initial results coming out of this location. The team from Greenville has over 26 years of combined nursing experience. This is proving to be a huge benefit in the level of confidence necessary to build a successful Encore Medical Staffing franchise."

Stormy Smith, President of the Greenville location, stated, "It will be our mission to provide healthcare facilities in the upstate with the absolute best nursing support available. Our management team is diverse and our strengths complement one another. We have the accounting and business support necessary to operate a growing successful business, but more importantly, our team has a level of nursing experience that gives us an edge in providing unparalleled quality staffing services."

stormyRN@encoremedicalstaffing.com

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. The majority of the staffing professionals consist of Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants. Encore Medical Staffing, Inc. is aggressively recruiting motivated business professionals interested in franchising opportunities. www.encoremedicalstaffing.com

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