Today we’d like to introduce you to Cesar Visurraga. Them and their team share their story with us below:
Cesar Visurraga is the CEO of Visurraga Enterprises LLC., an anesthesia services, and staffing company. Proudly, this company is veteran-led and Latino-led. Based in Maryland, Visurraga Enterprises LLC staffs over 25 highest-quality nurse anesthesiologists (CRNAs) to over 40 healthcare facilities in the Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia regions. As a native Washingtonian, Cesar Visurraga studied at a Washington, D.C. ROTC program high school, then studied nursing at the University of Scranton, Scranton, PA. Upon receiving his bachelor’s degree in nursing, Cesar continued to serve the U.S. Army Active Duty for nearly 9 years as a U.S. Captain. Cesar pursued his Master’s in Nurse Anesthesia with the U.S. Army Reserve. After serving 2.5 years with U.S. Army Reserve, Cesar followed a civilian life as a nurse anesthesiologist and formed his company, Visurraga Enterprises, LLC. What began as a small company contracting his anesthesia services became a tri-state contracting over 25 CRNAs for the tri-state region. Cesar owes many of his company’s successes to his U.S. Army leadership training, his family support system, his doctoral degree managerial training, and surrounding himself with brilliant nurse anesthesiologists to work bedside as colleagues.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
As any small business company, leading Visurraga Enterprises LLC has its successes and challenges. Cesar remembers the initial three years of starting his company as a trial and error period. Initially, this company was no more than contracting Cesar to healthcare facilities as a side job. One day, Cesar hand-delivered a Starbucks gift card to a new ambulatory surgery center in his neighborhood. The contents of the gift card said, ‘Welcome to the neighborhood. Call me if you ever need anesthesia services.’ The medical director contacted Cesar, who seemed charmed by the simple and welcoming gesture. The medical director gave Cesar his first big opportunity to completely design an anesthesia department for his new ambulatory surgery center. Not only did Cesar meet that goal, but he also staffed it and started a pain and wellness center there. After many protocol and infrastructure development, Cesar had his first opportunity to apply all his military leadership and nurse anesthesiology experience to a very worthy cause. Yes, there were many long nights of research and planning, but Cesar viewed this challenge as an opportunity to grow his business. Cesar owes many of the company’s successes to that one medical director who allowed him to lead an anesthesia department. From that megaproject, Cesar was able to approach every new opportunity with a well-designed anesthesia plan ready for implementation. Cesar recommends viewing new business challenges as an opportunity to demonstrate your ability to navigate and persevere.
Cesar has demonstrated with Visurraga Enterprises LLC a continuous adaptation to challenges faced in the healthcare industry that has caught the eye of other facilities. As identified before, starting a business is a challenge in itself. However, one challenge his company recently faced was the COVID-19 pandemic. As an anesthesia services company, the challenges of COVID directly affected every aspect of its business. From facility shutdowns to re-opening and ensuring patients and employees remain safe with such things as personal protective equipment (PPE), Cesar describes this most recent challenge as life-changing. Healthcare facilities in the tri-state region regularly call upon Visurraga Enterprises LLC to start their anesthesia departments as healthcare seeks ways to persevere and move forward.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about Visurraga Enterprises LLC?
Visurraga Enterprises, LLC is a locally owned and operated company in Maryland. Since 2013, Visurraga Enterprises LLC has provided anesthesia services and staffing for the tri-state region: Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Cesar Visurraga, CEO and nurse anesthesiologist, is proud of the company’s vision ‘A provider-to-patient anesthesia services company,’ which centers on the healthcare provider experience with patients during anesthesia care. The brand of Visurraga Enterprises LLC is central to this vision. The company is known locally as a customized anesthesia team specific to the needs of each facility. With this vision, Visurraga Enterprises LLC has developed a reputation as the go-to company when seeking assistance in starting an anesthesia department for ambulatory surgery centers and office-based facilities. What sets Visurraga Enterprises LLC apart from others is its focus and determination to get the anesthesia project complete. The special sauce is an old recipe from the military, ‘lead from the front.’ Cesar creates each anesthesia department individually and only brings his staff when he is confident it meets anesthesia safety standards. Thankfully, what was then a single-person company, is now a flourishing company with an estimated annual revenue of $8 million. Visurraga Enterprises LLC has franchised to lead anesthesia departments in New York City Plastic Surgery facilities with thriving in the tri-state Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. region. Visurraga Enterprises LLC is available for long-term, short-term, and emergency anesthesia service coverage needs.
Our plans for the future entail talent acquisition leadership. We are seeking Chief Nurse Anesthesiologists for the region to lead our growing anesthesia team. Also, with our recent patent, we strive to market our anesthesia devices nationwide. Inspired by the challenges our anesthesia team faced with the initial COVID pandemic, our product development team invented an anesthesia device to meet our healthcare anesthesia heroes’ immediate daily needs. Our next big change will be seeking an opportunity to highlight our product and obtain a mentor through SharkTank.
- $3000 for anesthesia services daily
- $300 for each patented anesthesia device
- Website: www.visurragaenterprises.com
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