SOURCE: Southern Home Medical Equipment, Inc

May 15, 2008 08:30 ET

Southern Home Medical Equipment Completes Agreement for the Development of Encore Medical Staffing in the Baltimore, Maryland Market

LYMAN, SC--(Marketwire - May 15, 2008) - Southern Home Medical Equipment, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SHMM) announces that it has finished the Agreement securing the rights for expansion of Encore Medical Staffing, Inc. in Baltimore, Maryland. The market will be developed by Atley St. John and Jean St. John of Atley Ace, LLC.

Greg Tucker, President and CEO of parent company Southern Home Medical, states, "We are excited to have the group from Atley Ace, LLC joining the Encore team. Baltimore is the first major US city in which Encore has opened. This should prove that the Encore concept has a wide platform for the future in both large, middle, and small markets across the nation. In every market, regardless of size, America is lacking in competent nursing. Encore staffing allows nurses to achieve their highest potential while solving a major dilemma in the medical industry. We look forward to watching the Baltimore team achieve the corporate goals in their region."

Southern Home Medical currently has Encore Medical Staffing locations in Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville, South Carolina. It also has locations in Lebanon, Kentucky and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. 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.

Atley St. John, of Atley Ace, LLC, stated, "We are delighted to be joining Encore Medical Staffing, Inc. The overall objective is to become a leading competitor in the medical staffing industry, and we are very motivated to see the corporation become a strong player within the industry."

atley@encoremedicalstaffing.com
jeanRN@encoremedicalstaffing.com

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 Spartanburg, S.C., Southern Home Medical will be expanding its operations through acquisitions 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.

Websites:

www.encoremedicalstaffing.com
www.southernhomemed.com

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