Sister Peter Claver Humanitarian Award

Sister Peter Claver was a humanitarian in every sense of the word. Her leadership in health care was her avenue to serve, with compassion and humility, to better the lives of others.

Watch this video to learn more about this amazing leader, who for 33 years was an inspiration to her staff at Sacred Heart, and the Spokane community.

Nominations due August 10

The Sister Peter Claver Humanitarian Award is presented each year to an extraordinary person whose faith and good works inspire their colleagues, friends or families, and enrich the lives of others—especially the poor and vulnerable.

From 1964 to 1987, Sister Peter Claver was at the helm of Sacred Heart Medical Center, during a time when the hospital became the largest medical center in the Northwest. Her compassion for those who suffer—whether in body, mind or spirit—truly led her work, and as you can imagine, her desk light burned late into the night.

She took particular care to walk the halls of her beloved hospital daily, looking after her staff and the patients and families they served.

Past award recipients have made a difference by dedicating themselves to creating safer neighborhoods; providing medical or social services; providing outreach to underserved populations; working daily on behalf of children who live in poverty or are abused; or spiritually enriching or inspiring the lives of others.

The winner will be announced at a special dinner and awards ceremony in October 10 at the Spokane Convention Center (see below for more information).

Definition of Humanitarian

  • Having concern for, or helping to improve the welfare of people.
  • Pertaining to the saving of human lives or to the alleviation of suffering.
  • A person actively engaged in promoting human welfare and social reforms. 

For more information

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Dates offered:

  • October 09, 2018 (Tuesday)
    05:30 PM - 09:00 PM

    The dinner and ceremony will be held in the Centennial Ballroom.
    Admission is $50. Call for tickets: 509-474-6090.

    Spokane Convention Center
    334 W Spokane Falls Blvd. Spokane, 99201