By: Dr. Jim Burnett The gem I speak of is the Physical Therapy department at NHC (National HealthCare Corporation) Healthcare Somerville. Recently, I had back surgery due to a ruptured disc. Due to the closeness of my home and my knowledge when I had patients there, I chose NHC. I always thought it would be adequate, but they have proved to me to be exceptional! Pictured are the NHC therapy staff left to right, Bett Burns, PTA; Brooke Steen, OTA; Lacretia Brandon, OT; Haley Adler, ST; and Christin Bryson, PT.