About Dr. Caroline Day
Caroline Day, M.D., M.P.H. has served as a family medicine physician at Family Care Health Center St. Louis since 2007, with 6 years as the associate medical director and more recently as the chief medical officer. She trained at University of Colorado Boulder as a chemical engineer but her passion shifted to people and improving our health care systems. She completed her training at Washington University School of Medicine and family practice residency at University of Wisconsin, Madison. For 10 years, she worked for first UCSF then UCSD, as an associate clinical professor of family medicine. While in California, she completed the Northern California Faculty Development studying leadership skills for the physician in promoting positive change in healthcare and skills for providers to avoid burnout. Caroline also completed a fellowship in underserved care at UCSD as well as a Masters in Public Health at San Diego State University focused on the meaning and means for quality in healthcare and shared decision making between patients and their providers.
She is honored to take part in the community health center mission focused on the uninsured and under-insured patients in the context of families. Dr. Caroline Day helped in the team work necessary for Family Care Health Center St. Louis to achieve the NCQA’s level three patient centered home recognition since 2013. She has served for five years as a primary care consultant for Places for People (a community behavioral health agency in St. Louis) helping them achieve CMS funded healthcare home recognition and taking more active approach of the medical care of their clients beyond supporting them in their serious mental health concerns. Dr. Day has lead Family Care in their trauma-informed care transformation as a part of The St. Louis Regional Health Commission’s collaborative. At FCHC in the last year, we have launched a community health worker initiative and have established a population health team including community health workers, nurse care managers, nutritionists, behavioral health and medical providers, and the quality team who meet monthly to tackle the logistics of keeping the care of our patients centered but broaden the innovations at the population level.