SOURCE: Southern Home Medical Equipment, Inc.

August 20, 2007 08:29 ET

Southern Home Medical Reports Medicare Provider Status Completed on All Evangeline Locations in Louisiana

SPARTANBURG, SC--(Marketwire - August 20, 2007) - Southern Home Medical Equipment, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SHMM) is pleased to report the completion of the transfer of Medicare provider numbers to Southern Home Medical Equipment, Inc. in the three Evangeline Medical locations in Louisiana. The transfer of these numbers is a critical stage in the process when purchasing a medical equipment company. Greg Tucker, President and CEO of Southern Home Medical, stated, "We are pleased with our acquisitions to date. We employ seven people in our three locations in Louisiana. Their experience level combined with the expansion of our product mix allows for exceptional potential for growth."

The Company owns and operates medical equipment companies, fitness centers, and a rapidly expanding division called Encore Medical Staffing, Inc. 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. The majority of the staffing professionals are Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants.

Mr. Tucker went on to state, "We have a lot of exciting things happening with Southern Home. We would encourage those interested in our company to visit our website at"

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 the acquisition of existing durable medical equipment companies and through the start up and support of Encore Medical Staffing businesses on a national level. Southern Home Medical provides "in-home" and nursing home patients with a complete line of medical equipment that includes: oxygen concentrators, semi-electric beds, wheelchairs, CPAPs, BiPAPs, enteral tube feeding, etc. Through its Health & Wellness Division, Southern Home is also poised to move into additional health, wellness, and fitness related businesses to include Ladies Health & Fitness, Inc., a line of company owned and operated fitness centers.

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