Care New England Health System take pains to ease its patients' pain. The system operates four hospitals: Kent Hospital, a general acute care facility with about 360 beds; the 290-bed Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island; psychiatric facility Butler Hospital; and Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, which specializes in obstetrics, gynecology, and newborn pediatrics. All told, the system has more than 963 licensed beds. Care New England, formed in 1996 by three member hospitals, also operates a home health agency and outpatient care facilities. The system plans to merge with Massachusetts-based Southcoast Health, thereby establishing an eight-hospital health system.