Cathy Silloway, LCSW, ACHP-SW

Cathy SillowayCathy Silloway, LCSW, ACHP-SW is the licensed clinical social worker on the palliative consult service at UF Health. She brings more than 28 years of medical social work experience to the team, including over 14 years of work in hospice care. Prior to her experience in hospice services, she worked for 12 years at a community hospital in the role of case manager.

Cathy earned her bachelor’s degree in social work from Kean University in Union, NJ and obtained her master’s in social work at Hunter College School of Social Work in New York City. She obtained her Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Social Work Certification in 2009. Her many years of hospice experience were completed as the clinical social worker serving patients and families at the Haven Hospice E.T. York Care Center in Gainesville, FL. Cathy’s clinical expertise includes grief and bereavement counseling, advance directive teaching, and patient case management. She has also been an educator to families and patients on end of life topics, which include understanding end of life signs and symptoms, as well as the importance of finding closure and acceptance at the end of life.

Cathy has supervised social work students and interns in the role of the palliative social worker and is a clinical supervisor to social workers as they are preparing to become licensed practitioners. She is currently a member of the National Association of Social Workers, Florida Society of Oncology Social Workers and Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network.