Amadeo Lopez-Castro III Named Chairman of the Public Health Trust Board of Trustees

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Miami, FL – At yesterday’s Public Health Trust (PHT) Board of Trustees meeting, Amadeo Lopez-Castro III, an attorney in Miami-Dade, was voted chairman of Jackson Health System’s governing board. Lopez-Castro, who has served as a PHT member since 2019, is replacing outgoing chairman, Dr. Walter T. Richardson.

“Amadeo has been a valuable member of PHT for several years, and understands the unique role we play in ensuring everyone in Miami-Dade County has access to world-class health care,” said Carlos A. Migoya, president and CEO of Jackson Health System. “Today’s appointment as chairman of this board holds special significance. He is continuing the legacy his late father built when he served as the PHT chairman from 2000 to 2002.”

His late father, Amadeo Lopez-Castro Jr., was an engineer and banker who was passionate about Jackson, its mission, and expanding care and access to all residents of Miami-Dade County. He advocated for the acquisition of Deering Hospital, which is now Jackson South Medical Center. In 2014, the Board of County Commissioners named the “Amadeo Lopez-Castro, Jr. Main Lobby” at Jackson South.

Lopez-Castro is president and owner of Amadeo Lopez-Castro III, PA, a law firm that focuses on transactional practice with emphasis in representation of lending institutions, included but not limited to community banks, mortgage brokers, as well as real estate land developers and other real estate related transactions, corporate and business law.

“I take this honor very seriously, and truly, my vision is to be a public servant and help provide the best possible healthcare to the residents of Miami-Dade, and others who choose to seek care at Jackson,” Lopez-Castro said. “My dad served as chairman of PHT, and when I was asked to take on the role, I felt it was my duty. It is an honor to continue his legacy.”

A Miami resident since 1972 who now lives in Coral Gables, Lopez-Castro is married to Victoria and has three children, Amadeo, Guillermo, Ignacio, and a daughter-in-law, Beatriz.

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