SOURCE: Southern Home Medical Equipment, Inc.

April 24, 2008 08:51 ET

Southern Home Medical Announces Significant Reduction in Debt

LYMAN, SC--(Marketwire - April 24, 2008) - Southern Home Medical Equipment, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SHMM) announced today that it has reduced equipment-related debts for its medical equipment operations by over $100,000.00 April of 2008 vs. April of 2007. The actual number came in at $118,780.00. Greg Tucker, President and CEO of Southern Home Medical stated, "Our equipment-related debts currently stand at $93,221.00. There has been a consistent effort over the past year to reduce this number on our books. We are stepping up our focus on the nurse staffing segment of our business and the quicker we can get our debts, and the service of those debts to a minimum, the sooner we can accelerate our growth."

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 aggressively look for ways to streamline our operations in order to ramp up the growth of Encore Medical Staffing, Inc."

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