Southern Home Medical Appoints New Member to Board of Directors

SPARTANBURG, S.C., April 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Southern Home Medical Equipment, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Company has appointed Jeff Sarvis, the current Vice President of the Encore Health & Wellness division of Southern Home Medical to the Board of Directors. The Company recently announced the acquisition of Ladies Health and Fitness in which Mr. Sarvis served as President.

Mr. Sarvis began his professional career in the restaurant industry with Spartan Food Systems in 1983. He was promoted to District Leader in 1984, Regional Leader in 1987 and Divisional Leader in 1992, all as a member of the Quincy's Family Steakhouse team. In 1994, Mr. Sarvis was promoted to Vice President of Quincy's Operations where he was responsible for all phases of the operation of 213 units. After his restaurant career, Mr. Sarvis became President of Rodger Reality Investments, a start up company that grew to 220 employees. The company was sold in 2002. Mr. Sarvis joined the Ladies Health and Fitness group in late 2004.

"We are honored to have Jeff Sarvis joining the Board and we are looking forward to his contribution to our overall business strategy. Jeff is a huge part of our team and has the responsibility of advancing the Encore Health & Wellness division forward. His level of experience, leadership and no-nonsense approach to business are appreciated by all," stated Greg Tucker, President of Southern Home Medical Equipment, Inc.

The executives of Southern Home Medical have recently announced a collective $4,300,000.00 annually in closed and pending deals and have just returned from recent talks with acquisition candidates. The Company also recently announced the creation of Encore Medical Staffing which will put the Company into the $12.9 billion medical staffing market. In relation to the stated revenues, the company recently announced plans to acquire Evangeline Medical & Nursing Supply, Inc. Evangeline Medical is a medical equipment company that finished 2006 with revenues of over $1,200,000.00. Evangeline Medical & Nursing Supply, Inc. has three locations; Lafayette, Ville Platte, and Oakdale Louisiana. The three branches of Evangeline Medical cover a 200 mile service area in south-central Louisiana. Evangeline Medical is one of the largest providers of diabetic footwear in Louisiana.

About Southern Home Medical Equipment, Inc.

Southern Home Medical is a holding company with a focus on medical equipment operations in the Southeastern United States. 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 of additional sites in strategic locations throughout the Southeast. 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 Encore Division, Southern Home will also move into additional health, wellness, and fitness related businesses.

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