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250 traveling nurses headed to the islands, state sees surge in hospitalizations

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Nearly 250 traveling nurses are expected to begin work in Hawaii's hospitals as early as next week.

HONOLULU (KITV4) -- Nearly 250 traveling nurses are expected to begin work in Hawaii's hospitals as early as next week.

Originally, state hospital leaders expected support staff to start arriving on Jan. 10. But now that start date has been postponed by a week as the state's request for additional federal funds remain up in the air.

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