SOURCE: Southern Home Medical Equipment, Inc.

March 17, 2008 09:34 ET

Southern Home Medical Poised for Strong Growth

LYMAN, SC--(Marketwire - March 17, 2008) - Southern Home Medical Equipment, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SHMM) operates in the Healthcare industry; one of the few industry sectors that is expected to perform well in 2008. Specifically within the Healthcare sector, nurse staffing continues to be a hot topic and is expected to be for years to come. Greg Tucker, President and CEO of Southern Home, stated, "We have focused a significant portion of our time and effort on the growth and development of Encore Medical Staffing, Inc. We are the franchisor of this business and take in a 5% royalty on gross revenues in each location that is opened under the Encore name. Our business model is sound. Our infrastructure is strong. Every major city is a potential market. Every state can be developed. We currently have one location operating in Kentucky, one in Florida three in South Carolina, and we're just getting started."

Temporary nurse staffing has become a critical issue in hundreds of markets nationwide and the Encore Medical Staffing business model addresses the need in a very unique way. Encore Medical Staffing supplies quality healthcare professionals on a per diem and temporary contract basis to hospitals, rehab centers, nursing homes and other medical facilities.

Mr. Tucker went on to say, "As we've stated before, we strongly believe there is the potential for well over 300 locations nationwide for the growth and development of the Encore Medical Staffing brand. For more information on our plans for success, we would suggest a visit to our website at www.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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