Feature Center of Excellence

AIMIS Mission Statement

To develop and designate affiliates and Centers of Excellence dedicated to minimally invasive procedures that safely benefit patients while reducing health care costs.

Lake Norman Regional Medical Center

171 Fairview Road
Mooresville, NC 28117

Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, a 123-bed, acute-care hospital, offers comprehensive medical services and is located just off I-77, Exit 33, in Mooresville. The medical campus includes 24-hour emergency medicine, a comprehensive center for surgical weight loss, women’s services and The Stork’s Landing Maternity Center, oncology care, and surgical services, including an orthopedic specialty center and an outpatient surgery center, with designation as an American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery (AIMIS) Center of Excellence.

We are committed to excellence in customer service. This is evidenced the moment you walk through our front door and is demonstrated by the care and respect we give our patients, their families, and the community we serve. The physicians and staff at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center strive to bring the very best to your care – dedication, understanding, and experience.

About Dr. James Zolzer, COE Director

James G. Zolzer, MD, FACOG, and the team at Lakeshore Women’s Specialists serve residents throughout the state of North Carolina, including the towns of Mooresville, Davidson, Huntersville and Lake Norman. Dr. Zolzer graduated from Georgetown University Medical School in Washington, D.C. He went on to complete his OB-GYN residency at Albany Medical Center of Union University of Albany, NY, and East Carolina University, located in Greenville, NC. The doctor also received a B.S. degree in Biology from Siena College located in Loudonville, NY.

Dr. Zolzer began practicing OB-GYN medicine in 1989 while in the U.S. Navy, which took him from North Carolina to the Philippines and Iceland. After completing his four-year agreement the Navy, Dr. Zolzer entered into private practice in 1993. Dr. Zolzer and his wife, who is a nurse, continue to further their education so that they can provide the best care possible to all patients.

He has experience working as Clinical Professor for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the School of Medicine at East Carolina University, establishing two private practices and has performed numerous lectures and presentations.

Dr. Zolzer also has experience serving as Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology and on the Medical Executive Committee at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center. After joining Dr. Adams in 2005, the doctors have created a family of staff members and a comfortable and friendly environment where their patients can expect the highest level of care.

Dr. Zolzer has 4 adult children and many interests outside of medicine. Call or click ‘Book Online’ to schedule an appointment with Dr. Zolzer today. , www.lakeshorewomen.com

About Brenda Burk, Director of Surgical Services

Brenda Burk, RN is a Board-Certified Nurse Executive (NEA-BC) with 30+ years in Healthcare. Brenda was born and raised in South Africa, where she received a Diploma in General Nursing & Midwifery with Honors in Nursing Science and Art.

Brenda worked as a Midwife in South Africa. Brenda’s Operating Room career began in 1987 after immigrating to the USA. She became a CNOR in 2005 and a CSSM in 2018. Brenda currently works as the Director of Surgical Services at LNRMC. Brenda received a MSN in 2014.

As her Capstone project Lateral Violence in a Perioperative Setting was researched. This led to Brenda being selected as an advisory member of the ANA Professional Issues Panel on Incivility, Bullying, and Workplace Violence (2105). Brenda, a professional speaker presents at national nursing conferences on Incivility in Nursing.

Brenda is passionate about all things surgical and represents Community Health Systems on the HealthTrust Surgery Advisory Board.www.lakeshorewomen.com

AdventHealth Daytona Beach

301 Memorial Medical Parkway
Daytona Beach, FL 32117

Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is a comprehensive, full service, acute care community hospital located in Daytona Beach and the 81-bed Oceanside campus in Ormond Beach, Florida.
It is part of the Adventist Health System, the largest Protestant, not-for-pro t hospital system in America. The 327-bed hospital

is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.


In 1967, we began serving east Volusia County as Ormond Memorial Hospital and Memorial Hospital Peninsula. Both facilities joined Adventist Health System in 2000 and became members of the Florida Hospital family. In 2009, the main campus moved from its Ormond Beach site to a highly visible location off Interstate 95 in Daytona Beach. Renamed Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, the hospital features all private patient rooms in 718,000 square-feet of space. Read Full Description (PDF).


  • 2012 Governor’s Sterling Award
  • Accredited/National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)
  • Accredited with commendation/Commission on Cancer since 2005
  • Accredited by the American College of Radiation Oncologists (ACRO).
  • Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (Peninsula Rehabilitation)
  • Awarded A grades/The Leapfrog Group
  • Breast Imaging Center of Excellence/American College of Radiology.
  • Center of Excellence for Women’s Health Surgeries/American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery.
  • First certi ed diabetes education program in Volusia County
  • Get With The Guidelines®— Gold Plus – Stroke Honor Roll Elite
  • Most preferred hospital in Volusia County since 2010/U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
  • National Quality Approval Seal/The Joint Commission Safest hospital in the state/Consumer Reports – 2012

About Dr. Meetesh Desai, COE Director

Dr. Desai attended college and medical school in Miami, Florida at the
The University of Miami. He completed his residency at Jackson Memorial
Hospital in Miami. He was an administrative chief resident of OB/GYN at
Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Desai is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and
Gynecology and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and
Gynecology. He is accredited by the American Institute of Minimally
Invasive Surgery (www.AIMIS.org).Dr. Desai is the chief of surgery at
AdventHealth Daytona Beach.

Outside of work Dr. Desai enjoys spending time with his wife and two
children. He enjoys golfing, playing soccer and running.

Becky Vernon, RNC, BSN – Regional Director of Women & Children’s Services

April 2008 – present – Director for Women & Children’s Services at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, Daytona Beach

Dec 2002 – 2008 – Nurse Manager for Labor & Delivery and Perinatal High Risk Unit at Florida Hospital, Orlando

1997 – 2002 – Assistant Nurse Manager for Labor & Delivery at Florida Hospital, Orlando

1987 – 1997 – RN Staff nurse in Labor & Delivery, Postpartum and Perinatal High Risk at Florida Hospital, Orlando

1986 – 1987 – LPN Staff nurse in Labor & Delivery, postpartum and scrub tech for OB surgeries

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