SOURCE: Southern Home Medical Equipment, Inc.

September 17, 2008 16:05 ET

Encore Medical Staffing on Record Pace for the Third Quarter

Announces Signing of 20th Staffing Agreement

LYMAN, SC--(Marketwire - September 17, 2008) - Southern Home Medical Equipment, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SHOM) ("Southern Home") announced today that its Encore Medical Staffing division ("Encore Medical"), one of the nation's fastest growing providers of outsourced staffing and recruitment services to the health care industry, has entered into its 20th staffing agreement. Encore Medical operates multiple franchises in the Southeastern United States, and is expanding nationwide.

Greg Tucker, President and CEO of Southern Home, stated, "In the third quarter, Encore Medical has really picked up the pace in terms of establishing new franchises and forming powerful industry relationships which have lead to increases in the number of staffing agreements. We now have a total of 20 staffing agreements. Through our franchisees' hard work and dedication, we are filling new positions from multiple locations that are positioning us to accelerate revenues in the second half of 2008."

Encore Medical Staffing currently has locations in Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville, South Carolina; Baltimore, Maryland; Florida and Kentucky. Encore Medical Staffing supplies quality healthcare professionals on a per diem, temporary and 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.

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. 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 nurse professionals interested in franchising opportunities. For more information, visit

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