For this discussion board, choose a healthcare accreditation body (e.g., hospital, laboratory) and discuss the following: What are the purposes of the accreditation body?

For this discussion board, choose a healthcare accreditation body (e.g., hospital, laboratory) and discuss the following:
What are the purposes of the accreditation body?
What types of “authorities” does this accreditation body have?
Who or what entity governs and oversees the accreditation body you have selected? Identify a local hospital within your community that has this accreditation, and include a link and reference within your posting.