Dr. Cosgrove and his wife came to Hendersonville after he received his medical degree from New York University, served as a physician in the US Navy for three years, and completed training in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiology. He founded Henderson County Internists and served on the staff of Pardee Hospital, where he helped to establish one of the first intensive care units in Western NC. Active in the NCMS, he was a founder of Medical Mutual Insurance Company (MMIC) and served on its Board of Directors. He helped direct the foundation of Carolina Village, a non-profit continuing care retirement community in Hendersonville and served on the Board of Directors since 1974. He also helped organized Hospice of Henderson County, now called Four Seasons, and served as director of the Blue Ridge Medical Center.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 21, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church at Church St. and Sixth Ave. West in Hendersonville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons (Hospice), 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731. Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.jacksonfuneralservice.com/, or to P.O. Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.