SOURCE: Southern Home Medical Equipment, Inc.

May 20, 2008 08:30 ET

Southern Home Medical Announces Letter of Intent to Sell ApneaRx, LLC

LYMAN, SC--(Marketwire - May 20, 2008) - Southern Home Medical Equipment, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SHMM) announced today a letter of intent to sell ApneaRx, LLC. Greg Tucker, President and CEO of Southern Home Medical, stated, "We will focus the majority our efforts on the nurse staffing division of our company. The nurse staffing segment of the business is rapidly expanding and will require the majority of our resources."

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.

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."

About Southern Home Medical Equipment, Inc.:

Southern Home Medical is a holding company with a primary focus on nurse staffing operations. Formed in January 2005, with its principal place of business in Spartanburg, S.C., Southern Home Medical will be expanding its operations through the start up and support of Encore Medical Staffing locations on a national level.

www.encoremedicalstaffing.com

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