Staff photos at Children’s National Health System, Oct. 26, 2015. (Photo by Preston Keres)

Staff photo of longtime volunteer, Catherine Gaines at Children’s National Health System, Oct. 26, 2015. (Photo by Preston Keres)

Catherine Gaines, a longtime volunteer at Children’s National Health System will celebrate her 99th birthday on Nov.  9. Gaines, also known as “Miss Catherine” around the hospital, is one of the facility’s longest serving volunteers, registering over 13,440 hours of service.

She retired in 1970, after a civil service career in the Department of the Army, and spent a few years (1943-1946) in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps during World War II.