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Annandale, VA – October 1st, 2007 – Professional Healthcare Resources, Inc, one of the largest independent Medicare-certified home health care agencies in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, today announced its acquisition of the home health care and hospice operations of St. Agnes Healthcare of Baltimore, Maryland.

The Baltimore location will serve as Professional Healthcare’s eighth branch, joining branches in Montgomery and Prince Georges County, Maryland, the District of Columbia, and in Annandale, Richmond, Norfolk, and Roanoke, Virginia.

“The St. Agnes acquisition is key to our geographic expansion strategy,” said Ron DeCesare, Chief Executive Officer. “We’ve wanted to offer services in the Baltimore area for quite a while. We now have a continuous service area stretching from Fredericksburg, Virginia north to the Pennsylvania-Maryland border. We’re also excited about adding hospice to our current service lines of home health care and private duty personal care, and plan to roll hospice services out in our other locations within the next year.”

Eileen DeCesare, President and Founder of Professional Healthcare Resources, said “I am so delighted that we at Professional Healthcare can add a much needed service to the array of home health care services that we currently provide. I am also very pleased that we are working closely with an organization that parallels our philosophy of caring and service to others.”

Robin Dowell, Branch Administrator of Professional Healthcare’s Baltimore Branch and former administrator of St. Agnes Homecare and Hospice, said “This is an exciting time for all of us and a positive move. Professional Healthcare Resources is an established home health provider with an excellent reputation. We have worked hard to provide quality, compassionate home care and hospice care to patients and families in the Baltimore metropolitan area for the past 33 years, and will continue to provide that level care as Professional Healthcare Resources of Baltimore.”

The St. Agnes acquisition is Professional Healthcare’s largest to date, and its second acquisition of a hospital-based home health agency. Professional Healthcare acquired its Lanham, Maryland branch from Doctors Community Hospital in 2003. The new Baltimore branch will provide services in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Howard County, and Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

Founded in 1994 by Eileen DeCesare, RN, MS, CNAA, LNC, Professional Healthcare is headquartered in Annandale, Virginia. It provides skilled nursing and therapy, medical social services, private duty personal care, palliative care, hospice, and international recruiting of skilled clinicians. It is the largest independent home health agency in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Professional Healthcare was selected in 2006 as one of the “Homecare Elite” — the top 100 home health agencies in the country — by OCS, Inc.

Justin Ivatts

Marketing Coordinator

Professional Healthcare Resources, Inc.

7619 Little River Turnpike, Suite 600

Annandale, VA 22003

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